On November 4 H.E. Mr. Dren Doli opened officially the exposition ”Silent Conversation” at the Embassy of the Republic of Kosovo presenting works of Eduart Baçe and Arjeta Mala’s with musical interlude by Albanian pianist Mirsa Adami. The exposition will be open till November 25.
Arjeta Mala (1964, Peja, Kosovo) graduated as a graphic designer at the Faculty of Arts from the University of Prishtina in 1987. Due to the war in Kosovo in 1999, she migrated to the Netherlands. She performs abstract expressionist art with a pronounced sensitivity to the material she is using. She presented her works at various galleries, including the Gallery of the Embassy of Albania, Rijksmuseum. The Art Gallery of Peja Municipality, in Rotterdam at various galleries, at the Gallery of the Ministry of Culture in Prishtina. She has also participated in several collective exhibitions in the Hague, Eindhoven, Rotterdam, Prishtina, etc.
Eduart Baçe (1867, Gjirokaster, Albania) trained as a sculptor at the National Academy of Arts in Tirana in the totalitarian communist years. Chaos following the collapse of the Stalinist totalitarian state was a reason Eduart left Albania. He settled in the Netherlands in 1994 and started to experiment with a diversity of materials, forms and colours. His traditional way of working developed into a more contemporary and conceptual art. His works has been presented in Greece, Belgium Turkey, Albania and the Netherlands.
You can find more information about him and his works on the online museum of the European Institute on Communist Oppression here:
Watch also the video reportage from the openng of the exposition here:
And the shorts here:
Author: Beata Bruggeman-Sękowska is an award-winning international journalist, TV correspondent, author, chief editor of international journalism centre, Central and Eastern Europe Centre, president of the European Institute on Communist Oppression and a sworn translator. She was born in Warsaw, Poland and has also Armenian blood and roots in Lvov, which is part of Ukraine. She has been living in Heerlen, the Netherlands since 2005.