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Patchwork III

  • 1998
  • Erzen Shkololli
  • textile
  • 133 x 180 cm
  • Location VAM, A1, 00, 00
  • Acquired in 2015
  • Inventory number 3217
  • met steun van / with support of VriendenLoterij

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Description

Pushing your boundaries is personal growth. But retracing national borders can be seen as a declaration of war. Boundaries are sensitive. In former Yugoslavia, Kosovarian Albanians claimed Kosovo as their autonomous territory, against the edict of Serbian authorities. In Pejë, ethnic cleansing took place.

Huddled up at home, Erzen Shkololli processed these atrocious experiences in a series of textile works. Images of figures with raised hands alternate with those of coffins, houses, and flowers.

[exhibition text 2017]

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