Edi on Tue, 28 Sep 1999 12:31:39 +0200

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Syndicate: message from the pyramid





Curated by Edi Muka

From 01.19.99 – 15.10.99

QNK, Bul. "Deshmoret e Kombit", Tirana

Venue: Friday, 01 October, 1999, hr. 19.00

Every day: 10.00-12.30; 17.30-20.30


Considering all constraints and social rejections, the problem of representation of sex and gender seems to take a personal dimension, always established in front of the taboo though. On the other side, it is not by chance the very fact that the gender materialized by the BODY interacts with URBAN elements. Taking into account the environment and the hostile mentality to which the iconography of the show addresses, the exhibition consists of a provocative statement. The representative view point towards the matter vary from personal relations with the body, to the social impact of the nude, to the re appropriation of historical representations. The question mark on the beauty monopoly of female nude, has more to do with a personal freedom statement rather than the gay culture.

On the other hand, what is more interesting is the fact that the BODY is reflected completely context based, distant from classical idealizing standards or unlimited modernist exploration. Therefore, although most of the works are related and turn around the BODY and sexual representation the URBAN element is always present, even when you don’t find it directly. Apparently the experiencing of an urban distortion finds its way to representation of "the body within the context". It is obvious that we are talking about a fake and fanatic URBANIZM.

"Ardhje" is an exhibition of young artists, some of the still students of the Academy of Fine Arts, who by means of painting, photo and installation create a collective image on the fragile relation between BODY and URBANIZM. The turning towards inner experiences of the group age they represent creates a rich visual representation.

The exhibition is curated by Edi Muka under the care of ICC, with the support of the Ministry of Culture.

Participating artists: Rovena Agolli, Alban Hajdinaj, Diana Mato, Luli Shtini, Genti Shkurti, Diti Çapuni, Suela Muça, Klesti Qiriaqi, Violeta Çarku, Blerti Murataj, Emira Turkeshi.