Tate St Ives Exhibition

Petrit Halilaj

Petrit Halilaj, RU 2017. Installation view at the New Museum, New York September 2017 Courtesy the artist, ChertLüdde, Berlin and Kamel Mennour, Paris/London. Photo: Dario Lasagni

The first UK museum solo exhibition for Kosovan artist Petrit Halilaj

Merging the real and imagined, political and folkloric, Petrit Halilaj (b 1986 in Kostërrc) works in a variety of media including sculpture, video, drawing and text, as well as traditional fabrics and materials. Halilaj’s work examines the relationship between cultural identity and heritage and personal and collective memory, and he often uses animals as metaphors for transformation, including giant performative moth sculptures, and installations of bird-like ‘creatures’. Most recently, his projects have centred around Runik, Kosovo, a site of Neolithic settlements and the village where he grew up and had to flee from to Albania with his family during the Kosovo War of 1998–99.

Prior to the exhibition, Halilaj will take part in Tate St Ives’s residency programme with the view to creating new work that will feature alongside several of his large-scale installations as well as works from series including Do you realise there is a rainbow even if it’s night!? 2017. Halilaj lives and works between Bozzolo (Italy), Berlin (Germany) and Pristina (Kosovo).

Tate St Ives

Porthmeor Beach
St Ives
Cornwall TR26 1TG
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Dates

31 October 2020 – 17 January 2021

Pricing

Entry to the exhibition is included in the price of gallery admission. 

Entry to both the exhibition and the gallery is free for Tate Members, Locals' Pass holders and under 18s.