Wednesday, June 8, 2016

"Poisoned By Men in Need of Some Love" is a book about Kosovo's Natural History Museum



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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." Petrit Halilaj (b. 1986 in Kostërrc; lives and works in Berlin, Kosovo, and Mantova) studied art at the Brera Academy in Milan. His work has been featured in solo exhibitions including Pavilion of the Republic of Kosovo at the 55th Venice Biennale, 2013; Who does the earth belong to while painting the wind?! (Kunst Halle Sankt Gallen, 2012) and Petrit Halilaj (Kunstraum Innsbruck, 2011); as well as in group exhibitions, including The New Public (Museion, Bolzano), It doesn't always have to be beautiful, unless it's beautiful (The Kosovo Art Gallery, Pristina), Lost and found (a nomadic initiative for contemporary art, Antwerp), 30 Künstler/30 Räume (Kunstverein Nürnberg/Albrecht Dürer Gesellschaft, Nürnberg; all 2012), Ostalgia (New Museum, New York, 2011) and the 6th Berlin Biennale for Contemporary Art (Berlin, 2010).