Halilaj, Petrit b.1986 / I don’t have a Room, I don’t have a Mind. Nevermind!
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about this work

The works by Petrit Halilaj that have joined the collection were shown as part of his exhibition, “of course blue affects my way of shitting” – taken from a text written by the artist, which is itself part of a bigger series of prose and poetry that Halilaj started writing in 2007. These texts reveal an intimate and personal history. As a collection they provide a unique insight into the artist’s brain, recounting memories of childhood, war, exodus, family, work, and contemplating his own identity, sexuality, love, affections and emotions. 

Halilaj’s resolutely personal works simultaneously reflect on social and political events, understanding the struggle and impact they have on a singular life. But it is this intimacy within Halilaj’s practice that these works focuses on; celebrating the more delicate and less evident side of the artist’s production.

"I don’t have a Room, I don’t have a Mind. Nevermind!" is made up of various cushions of different colors and sizes, a canary costume and documentation of several videos: "They are Lucky to be Bourgeois Hens" (aquarium sculpture detail, 2008); "Space shuttle in the garden (2009)"; "Cleopatra" (2011); "Because it is for you my Dear, and the Sky doesn't see you and we can fall. Yes I am doing it for you, to see if you are free too" (detail, 2011); "I’m hungry to keep you close. I want to find the words to resist but in the end there is a locked sphere. The funny thing is that you’re not here, nothing is" (birds documentation, 2013); "I’m hungry to keep you close. I want to find the words to resist but in the end there is a locked sphere. The funny thing is that you’re not here, nothing is" (cut from conversation with Skhurte Halilaj, 2013).

Petrit Halilaj (b.1986, Skenderaj-Kosovo)

I don’t have a Room, I don’t have a Mind. Nevermind!, 2014

Various cushions, different colors and sizes, canary costume, documentation of videos
Approx. : 200 cm.
Approx. : 78 3/4 in.
Provenance:
Chert Gallery, Berlin, Germany  Current Location:
Switzerland - Basel - S InstallationEastern Europe

exhibitions

of course blue affects my way of shitting
Chert Gallery, Berlin, Germany
April 2014 - June 2014

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