Madrid Whats On – Petrit Halilaj Exhibition

The Crystal Palace situated in Retiro Park hosts this extraordinary exhibition organised by the Reina Sofia Museum of the Kosovan artist Petrit Halilaj.

The renowned artista has exhibited in museums and art centres across the world including the Fondazione Merz, the New Museum, the HangarBicocca and the Bundeskunsthalle, and is  presenting his latest work in Madrid.

Halilaj´s work closely mirrors his own life including  Kosovo´s recent history and the consequences of the political, religious and cultural tensions in the Balkans region.

Halilaj brings to life his own  memories from his childhood. He aims to dissect notions like home, nation and cultural identity, translating this subjective experience into visual forms which invite reflection on the global situation that intersects, dissipates and shatters societies and their cultures.

His personal experiences and circumstances form a pretext for striking up new private and joint stories, which develop into complex and ambitious installations always in dialogue with the space accommodating them.


Photo Credit: Lana Kaka

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