Erzen Shkololli Talk

resident talk:

Wednesday, Nov 1, 6:30 pm

Current apexart resident Erzen Shkololli (artist and curator, Kosovo) in conversation with New York-based artist and writer Sabrina Gschwandtner.


Erzen Shkololli (born 1976, Pejë, Kosovë) is an artist, curator and co-founder of EXIT Contemporary Art Institute in Pejë. His art practice utilizes local rituals and folklore to draw attention to socio-political situations. Through his work, Shkololli acts as a sort of instinctive and biased anthropologist, re-enacting traditional ceremonies, while insinuating contemporary symbols and disillusion. This interplay of past and present typifies a certain generation of art practice throughout the Balkans, locating Shkololli within this broad cultural context. Shkololli has curated numerous international exhibitions of contemporary art in addition to programs and exhibitions at EXIT Contemporary Art Institute. He is currently working on a project featuring the work of artists from Israel, Palestine and the region of ex- Yugoslavia, which will be presented at the Israeli Centre for Digital Art, Holon, Israel in 2007.

Sabrina Gschwandtner is an artist who works with film, video and textiles. After studying film with Vlada Petric at Harvard University, and video with VALIE EXPORT at the Sommerakademie fur Bildende Kunst, Sabrina received her BA in art/semiotics from Brown University. She is currently pursuing an MFA at Bard College. In 2002, Sabrina founded KnitKnit magazine, dedicated to the intersection of fine art and handcraft. She has organized numerous exhibitions and events around themes and issues raised by the publication. She is currently writing a book on people doing interesting things in knitting; Stewart, Tabori and Chang will publish the book in fall 2007.


Please join us.
All events are open to the public and free.

291 Church Street, NYC, 10013
t. 212 431 5270

Directions: A, C, E, N, R, Q, 6, J to Canal and 1, 9 to Franklin.

apexart’s public program series and international residency program are supported in part by Altria Group, Inc., The Milton & Sally Avery Arts Foundation, The Foundation for Contemporary Arts, The Lily Auchincloss Foundation, Inc. and with public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, and the New York State Council on the Arts.

Erzen Shkololli is in residence with apexart as the recipient of a CECArtsLink Fellowship.

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