Petrit Halilaj – Exhibitions Catalogue. Verlag der Buchhandlung Walther König

Posted in art, exhibition catalogue on August 3rd, 2015
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Catalogue of Petrit Halilaj’s solo exhibitions at Bundeskunsthalle, Bonn 2015, Kölnischer Kunstverein, Köln 2015 and Kunst Halle Sankt Gallen, Sankt Gallen 2012.

With contributions from Giovanni Carmine, Elena Filipovic, Rein Wolfs and Moritz Wesseler

Published by Verlag der Buchhandlung Walter König, Köln 2015. Designed by Dan Solbach.
ISBN: 9783863357344

€29.80

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Il Piedistallo Vuoto / The Empty Pedestal. Illaria Bombelli (Ed.). Mousse Publishing.

Posted in art, books, distribution, exhibition catalogue, politics on February 25th, 2014
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Texts by Boris Buden, Keti Chukhrov, Vit Havránek, Marco Scotini and Joanna Warsza.

Published for “Il Piedistallo Vuoto – Fantasmi dall’Est Europa / The Empty Pedestal – Ghosts from Eastern Europe” – presented at the Museo Civico Archeologico in Bologna from January 24 to March 16 and organized by Arte Fiera – this book accompanies a project that traces recent developments in the art scene of Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union. On view are a hundred works (from leading Italian private art collections) by over forty artists, ranging from members of the younger generation, such as Petrit Halilaj, Gintaras Didžiapetris and Evgeny Antufiev, to recognized masters like Ilya and Emilia Kabakov, Marina Abramović, and Miroslav Tichý. “None of these so-called archeologists”, writes exhibition curator Marco Scotini, “is practicing an art of ruins: they all act upon time but also ‘against’ time, in favor of a time to come. Neither do they aim to predict anything. All they do is allow the unknown knocking on the door to enter”. Alongside a compendium of images, the book presents a selection of essays by philosophers, art critics and curators that illustrate and comment on certain key concepts examined in the show, including the notions of “East” and “West”, and of “democracy”, “struggle”, “History”, and “site-specificity”.

Language: Italian / English
Pages: 304
Binding: Hardcover
ISBN: 9788867490691

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Kushtetuta # 2 “Mums and Dads. Alvaro Urbano, Petrit Halilaj.

Posted in art, distribution, zines on February 5th, 2014
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Kushtetuta # 2 “Mums and Dads

including contributions by:
Bruno. B, Carlos Motta, David Horvitz, Danh Vo, El Roto, Ettore Sottsass Jr., Eva Kotatkova, Francisca Benitez, Félix González-Torres, Franz Kafka, Gerry Bibby, HaveIt, Mark Wulfgar, Patrizio Di Massimo, Piero Pazzi, Slavs and Tatars, Wolfgang Tillmans, Yorgos Sapountzis, Alvaro Urbano and Petrit Halilaj.

Language: English
Binding: Softcover

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Kushtetuta # 2 “Mums and Dads” launch @ Motto Berlin. 01.02.2014

Posted in events, zines on January 29th, 2014
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Kushtetuta # 2 “Mums and Dads” launch @ Motto Berlin. 01.02.2014
from 7pm

Kushtetuta is a small publication edited by Alvaro Urbano and Petrit Halilaj.

The name “Kushtetuta” – meaning “constitution” in English – was chosen to mark an ironic beginning: for different reasons, the constitution of Kosovo grants far more freedom and rights than society does. If you divide the word into syllables: “KUSH TE TUT A?” translates from Albanian to: “Who scares you?”

Issue no. 1 (December 2012) was created as an insert for the cultural magazine Kosovo 2.0. The first issue was dedicated to the theme of sex, compiling work from several international artists and writers, exploring the theme of homosexuality and intervention.

Issue no. 2 (January 2014) has been published independently and printed with two covers. It brings together contributions from artists, writers and architects, including fragments of Petrit’s and Alvaro’s own work.

The issue is dedicated to the theme of mums and dads: mums and dads as family, as fight, as nation, as dialogue, as fetish, as education, as monument, as history, mums and dads as origin. The theme attempts to unify various fragments and opinions concerning the very first social environment we encounter: the family. Through the work of the contributors, who deal with differing topics and problematics, a unique thread develops: a thread which starts to define this complex relationship; where expectations, desires, interests and opinions meet in the middle of a generational change.

Contributors to the new issue include:
Bruno. B, Carlos Motta, David Horvitz, Danh Vo, El Roto, Ettore Sottsass Jr., Eva Kotatkova, Francisca Benitez, Félix González-Torres, Franz Kafka, Gerry Bibby, HaveIt, Mark Wulfgar, Patrizio Di Massimo, Piero Pazzi, Slavs and Tatars, Wolfgang Tillmans, Yorgos Sapountzis, Alvaro Urbano and Petrit Halilaj.

The related editions, produced on occasion of the release of issue no. 1, are currently on show in the exhibition “Editionshow”, organised by Chert, Raster and Motto in the space of Chert Gallery, until Saturday, February 15, 2014.

Poisoned by men in need of some love. Petrit Halilaj. Motto Books, WIELS.

Posted in art, books, distribution, photography on October 12th, 2013
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Poisoned by men in need of some love. Petrit Halilaj. Motto Books, WIELS.

Published on the occasion of the solo exhibition of Petrit Halilaj, Poisoned by men in need of some love, organised by WIELS Contemporary Art Centre, Brussels (September 7, 2013-January 5, 2014), and curated by Elena Filipovic.

“Introduction:

Museum of Natural History Pristina
1951-2001

The pages that follow reproduce almost the entire contents of the archives of the now-defunct Museum of Natural History, Pristina, as found by Petrit Halilaj in July 2013.”

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Petrit Halilaj @ WIELS. (exhibition and book launch) 06.09.2013

Posted in events on September 3rd, 2013
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On the occasion of Petrit Halilaj’s ‘Poisoned by men in need of some love’ solo exhibition at WIELS, an artist book and edition will be presented.

‘Poisoned by men in need of some love’
Published by WIELS and Motto Books
180 pages
Edited by Elena Filipovic
Isbn 978-2-940524-07-5

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Petrit Halilaj. Kunstraum Innsbruck, Chert

Posted in art, distribution, exhibition catalogue on December 15th, 2011
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Published Kunstraum Innsbruck and Chert, on occasion of Petrit Halilaj’s solo exhibition at Kunstraum Innsbruck, Sept. 17 – Nov. 5, 2011

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Drinnen & Draussen exhibition catalogue. Chert/Motto

Posted in Uncategorized on July 5th, 2010
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“Drinnen & Draussen”

a group exhibition with:
Alejandro Almanza Pereda, Lucy Coggle, Jérémie Gindre, Petrit Halilaj, Karin Hueber, Hannah James, Heike Kabisch, Valerie Krause, Roseline Rannoch, Heiko Räpple, Vanessa Safavi, Carla Scott Fullerton, John Spiteri, Philippe van Wolputte.

26 June – 26 August, 2010

Chert / Motto
Skalitzerstr. 68
10997 Berlin
www.chert-berlin.com
www.mottodistribution.com

The show invites 14 artists from various countries including Germany, Australia, Belgium, Switzerland, Great Britain, Mexico and Kosovo. The different works are situated both inside the gallery space and outside of it, using part of the courtyard where Chert and Motto are located. In this way, the attention is moving between the ideas of precariousness and delicacy, creating a different approach to the public in respect of the artwork, focusing on the differences between a traditional gallery context and an extemporaneous placement.

58 pages
With texts by Katharina Jörder, Dagmar Heppner, Olga Lewicka, Michele Robecchi, Anke Volkmer
Design: Sam de Groot
Printed by Nina Reisinger
Published by Chert & Motto
D 15€ (last copies)

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