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In Conversation: Petrit Halilaj

A young Petrit Halilaj and psychologist Giacomo Poli holding Halilaj's drawings

Petrit Halilaj and psychologist Giacomo Poli holding Halilaj's drawings, Kükes II refugee camp, Albania, April 1999.
Courtesy of the artist and Giacomo Poli'

Join artist Petrit Halilaj and Anne Barlow, Director, Tate St Ives in conversation around the exhibition Very volcanic over this green feather

Layering large-scale elements throughout the gallery, Halilaj magnifies and reconstitutes fragments from the original drawings on a grand scale to reflect on personal and collective memories. Fusing the atrocities he witnessed with his fantastical visions, the exhibition presents a powerful meditation on conflict, hope and memory.

Petrit Halilaj's work investigates cultural identity, nationhood and heritage, and ideas of personal and collective memories and freedoms. Halilaj lives and works between Germany, Kosovo and Italy. His work encompasses sculpture, video, drawing and text, as well as traditional fabrics and materials.

This event includes BSL interpretation.

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Porthmeor Beach
St Ives
Cornwall TR26 1TG
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16 October 2021 at 15.30–16.30


£5 / Free with ticket for Members

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