Curatorial Guided Tour in English
of the "Edi Hila. Painter of Transformation" exhibition
Edi Hila, Dancing Elephants, 2005, from the series “Paradox”, oil, canvas, 89 × 135 cm, courtesy Stephen Friedman Gallery, London
The Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw invites you to take part in the Curatorial Guided Tour in English of the "Edi Hila. Painter of Transformation" exhibition.
Edi Hila’s exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw fits within a series of exhibitions devoted to overlooked artists from Eastern Europe. Over the past few years we have prepared monographic exhibitions of Ion Grigorescu, Július Koller and Mária Bartuszová, and carried out projects with Sanja Iveković and Tomislav Gotovac. But this project extends beyond scholarly curiosity or historical necessity. The reason we are addressing Hila’s oeuvre at this time is the acute currency of an artist who refused to be deceived by the trappings of the transformation, always tracing the subcutaneous threats it carried with it.
The guided tour will be conducted by Erzen Shkololli, curator of the exhibition, director of the National Gallery of Arts in Tirana.