The Monumentality of the Everyday
Pavilion of the Republic of Kosovo 59th International Art Exhibition
La Biennale di Venezia
Organised by the Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sports of the Republic of Kosovo
• THE MONUMENTALITY OF THE EVERYDAY • JAKUP FERRI • CURATED BY INKE ARNS • LA BIENNALE DI VENEZIA • PAVILION OF THE REPUBLIC OF KOSOVO • 23 APRIL – 27 NOVEMBER 2022 • COMMISSIONED BY ALISA GOJANI-BERISHA • ORGANISED BY THE MINISTRY OF CULTURE, YOUTH AND SPORTS OF THE REPUBLIC OF KOSOVO
The Republic of Kosovo is taking part for the fifth time in the 59th International Art Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia with a major solo exhibition of Jakup Ferri, opening on 23 April 2022 and running through to 27 November 2022.
The Kosovo Pavilion will be curated by Inke Arns, director of HMKV Hartware MedienKunstVerein in Dortmund, Germany (www.hmkv.de), and the presentation will take place in the Arsenale.
Jakup Ferri presents paintings, embroideries and carpets at the Biennale Arte 2022 – in an exhibition entitled The Monumentality of the Everyday. Ferri’s drawings are mostly depicting everyday scenes involving animals, children, acrobats, musicians, and sports activities (like swimming, snorkeling, bicycling). And then there is this aspect of the vernacular turning into the surreal, or magic, like animals speaking or making music, people turning into birds, people making music for animals or even becoming animals or hybrid creatures. Very often, there’s poetic interactions between people, animals, and objects, looking at each other, thus creating lines of sight – like silent dialogues.SHOW More