SISLEJ XHAFA: SHADOW OF CURLS

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November 11th - December 23rd 2017
Blain|Southern Berlin, Potsdamer Straße 77–87, Berlin

 


Blain|Southern presents shadow of curls, Sislej Xhafa’s first exhibition in Berlin. At the core of Xhafa’s practice are the identity politics that surround the legal status of his country of origin, Kosovo, as well as broader ideas of power, politics, immigration and social and economic mobility. Many of these themes are explored in his pavilion this year at the 57th Venice Biennale, representing the Republic of Kosovo.


In shadow of curls, Xhafa works with a variety of materials associated with different types of migration, as well as a range of quotidian objects that have been re-appropriated, altered or rendered useless. Employing a conceptual mode, he draws upon the history of the readymade to ironic, humorous and subversive effect.
 

 
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Images Courtesy of
Blain|Southern