Haveit: L dhe SH

Haveit: L dhe SH
Curatorial by Albert Heta

22/4/2015 – 23/5/2015

Opening: 22/4/2015, at 20:00
Performance: 22/4/2015, from 20:30 – 22:00

Stacion – Center for Contemporary Art Prishtina is pleased to present the first solo exhibition by Haveit collective.

Haveit (Alketa Sylaj, Hana Qena, Arberore Sylaj and Vesa Qena) is a collective that in the past few years have frequently appeared, intervened and performed in public in Prishtina in relation to issues that construct the wider definition of the public interest of any society.

What we learned from this collective is that they can act alone, or can be part of a larger organized reaction, they can open a festival or a protest but they can also be silent when one can expect them to have a voice. But one can never expect from them to be part of a traditional art system or aspirations that trained artists have, or to perform or be evaluated using the knowledge of already existing historicised examples of what a an engaged performance can be or is not today.

Did they piss, cry, brake, bake, eat for real or what they were eating or pissing is not an issue for Haveit or relevant to their practice. Neither is how much pain can their body tolerate nor how long can they stand the pain. Real challenges of today, not only in Kosovo, have influenced works by this collective. These works are a story teller of the general developments in art and society but also can show how a minority in thinking can influence, is and should always be relevant to developments, aspirations of a generation, a society and a signifier of any society in the present.

Haveit: L dhe SH is part of the annual program of Stacion – Center for Contemporary Art Prishtina for 2015.

Haveit performances, public interventions, video performances and participations at exhibitions and contemporary art fairs include:

“Jepi me gojë” Stockholm, Sweden, 2014; “Jepi me gojë”, Tirana, Albania, 2014; “What color is your flag when it burns?” Prishtina, Kosovo, 2014; “Palidhje, i plastë”, Prishtina, Kosovo, 2014; “Kur baba kajke, nana m`i lajke sytë”, Piramida, Tirana, Albania, 2014; “Hanging on a Curtain”, Tirana, Albania, 2014; “Dita e Shën Valentinit “, Prishtina, Kosovo, 2014; “Ekzaminimi”, Tedx Women Prishtinë, Prishtina, Kosovo, 2013; “Ekzaminimi”, “Mekanika Klasike“, Teatri Kombëtar, Prishtina, Kosovo, 2013; “Je Suis Glamour”, Prifilm fest, Prishtina, Kosovo, 2013; “Ekzaminimi”, Stacion - Center for Contemporary Art Prishtina at ArtAthina, Athina, Greece, 2013; “Kur kishe mujt me m`pa qysh mkishe pa”, Stacion - Center for Contemporary Art Prishtina, Prishtinë, Kosovë, 2013; “Ekzaminimi “, Prishtina, Kosovo, 2013; “Ti”, One Billion Rising, Prishtina, Kosovo, 2013

Haveit: L dhe SH at Stacion – Center for Contemporary Art Prishtina was supported by: Technomarket, Hamam Jazz Bar Prishtina and
Municipality of Prishtina, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Kosovo, Ujë Rugove, X-print and DZG.

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