Artistic Intervention

22.07 → 30.10.2022

Wheelchair Accessible, WC Available

Palace of Youth and Sports


Flaka Haliti

Artistic Intervention – Flaka Haliti

Under the Sun – Explain What Happened, 2022, © Flaka Haliti. Photo © Manifesta 14 Prishtina / Ivan Erofeev

If you have ever seen the sun set against a bushfire sky or the smouldering embers of war, Flaka Haliti’s uncanny horizon will doubtless cause your throat to tighten a little, your muscles to contract – all the more so if you recognise the pattern of clouds camouflaging the radiance at the edge of her constructed sky.

In Under the Sun – Explain What Happened, as in many of her works, the artist took as her point of departure building material found in the military context.

In this instance, the material she appropriates and adapts stems from a former base of the KFOR, the NATO-led international peacekeeping force in Kosovo. Located near the Kosovar city of Prizren, it is now home to Autostrada Hangar, a new cultural institution to have grown out of the Autostrada Biennale.

What captivated the artist about the material is what might equally intrigue us as viewers: some enigmatic process has inscribed itself on the material, has left behind a trace, a photo of sorts, a haunting piece of evidence, a historical narrative yet to be told.


Flaka Haliti
Under the Sun - Explain What Happened

Installation: Stainless steel, plastic, LED and scaffolding 

Commissioned by Manifesta 14 Prishtina and supported by Ammodo, Kultur Ensemble Palermo, Autostrada Biennale, GrafX Studio, Bajrami, and Deborah Schamoni Munich 


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