petrit halilaj

16 April 2022 00:00 - 05 März 2023 00:00

The Fries Museum will present Petrit Halilaj’s first solo exhibition in the Netherlands. With a practice spanning installations, drawings and videos, Halilaj (1986, Kostërrc, Kosovo) often uses his own biography as a point of departure to investigate cultural identity, nationality, and heritage.

Halilaj’s body of work is closely connected to Kosovo’s recent history and the political and cultural tensions in the region. His work stems from intimate, personal experiences, but at the same time touches on broader social aspects, reflecting on freedom and identity, on the (re)valuation of private and public stories and LGBTQI+ recognition. 

His work regularly includes birds and other animals as metaphors for transformation; moth costumes and bird-like sculptures.

 

More info: https://www.friesmuseum.nl/en/see-and-do/exhibitions/petrit-halilaj

Picture: Dreaming on, fast asleep, your face came to my mind. When I opened my eyes, it was nowhere to be found. Bricks, wood, glass and metal from the former House of Culture in Runik, steel, clay, resin, textile, courtesy

petrit halilaj
Fries Museum
Wilhelminaplein 92
8911 BS Leeuwarden
Netherlands

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