The exhibition "Perceptions: Burrneshat" was opened on January 25 at the National Gallery of Kosovo, in Pristina, as the third exhibition of five regional exhibitions within the project '’Perceptions’’ which will be followed by different activities during one month period.
The exhibition will feature British artists: Madame Yevonde, Clare Strand, Abigail Lane, Rachel Whiteread, Camilla Løw, Anthea Hamilton, Laura Aldridge, Helen Chadwick, Tracy Emin, Sarah Lucas, Gillian Wearing, Elisabeth Price, Celia Hempton,’ in conversation’ with Kosovo artists Alije Vokshi, Alketa Xhafa Mripa, Arbana Hajredinaj, Flaka Haliti, HAVE IT, Rudina Xhaferi and Zake Prelvukaj.
The next activity is "Coffee with Artist". You will have the opportunity to have a coffee with Lorik Sylejmani, who is the nephew of the first woman artist ALIJE VOKSHI, who will be present for you to tell the journey of his aunt in the art world, successes and challenges in her rich artistic career.
Alije Vokshi, 73, studied painting at the Academy of Arts in Belgrade and later in Paris. She painted numerous portraits, mainly of family members and friends. Some of her portraits depict people from her hometown “Pobergja, near Decan, where she was inspired by the beautiful surround¬ings and the proud and obstinate people”. (Prishtina Insight, n.d.) Her work “Ina” (1972) painted in the most classical way with thick brushstrokes that display a certain impatience of a woman that had to yield to an urge to paint despite small children running around her feet. The portrayed woman is her mother- in- law, a very important and authoritative figure in Kosovo society, towards whom Vokshi nurtures respect, not merely imposed by patriarchal society outlines.
This event is organized on 13 February, Wednesday, at the National Gallery of Kosovo, at 10: 30-11: 30
During the exhibition, a rich program is planned, which through 4 debates and discussions aims to attract a new audience and transform the Gallery into a space of debate.