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Sislej Xhafa - Rosa azul

- Archive of Braid 2018, wooden market boxes, hair, 2,13 x 4 x 6 m. Photo: Nestor Kim

Sislej Xhafa - Rosa azul

- Archive of Braid 2018, wooden market boxes, hair, 2,13 x 4 x 6 m. Photo: Nestor Kim

Sislej Xhafa - Rosa azul

- Rosa 2018, fridge, red rose, 168 x 70 x 50 cm. Photo: Nestor Kim

Sislej Xhafa - Rosa azul

- Rosa 2018, fridge, red rose, 168 x 70 x 50 cm. Photo: Nestor Kim

Sislej Xhafa - Rosa azul

- Association in Blue 2018, ink on fabric, 120 x 90 cm. Photo: Nestor Kim

Sislej Xhafa - Rosa azul

- Association in Blue 2018, ink on fabric, 120 x 90 cm. Photo: Nestor Kim

Sislej Xhafa - Rosa azul

- Association in Yellow 2005, ink on fabric, 120 x 90 cm. Photo: Nestor Kim

Sislej Xhafa - Rosa azul

- Monument of Desire 2018, bicycle and air-conditionner, dimensions variable. Photo: Nestor Kim

Sislej Xhafa - Rosa azul

- Again and Again 2000-2018, C-print, Photo: Nestor Kim

Sislej Xhafa - Rosa azul

- Sunshine 2016, plow, light bulbs, Photo: Nestor Kim

Sislej Xhafa - Rosa azul

- Sister 2013, white tombstone with telephone receiver, 85 x 60 x 30 cm. Photo: Nestor Kim

Sislej Xhafa - Rosa azul

- soft earth 2018, hammock, shovels, dimensions variable. Photo: Nestor Kim

Sislej Xhafa - Rosa azul

- soft earth 2018, hammock, shovels, dimensions variable. Photo: Nestor Kim

Sislej Xhafa - Rosa azul

- Dish Monument 2012-2018, wood, satellite dish, variable height 7-15 m. Photo: Nestor Kim

Sislej Xhafa - Rosa azul

- Rosa azul exhibition view 2018 / Museo Nacional De Bellas Artes, Cuba

Sislej Xhafa - Rosa azul

- This Call May Be Recorded For Quality Service 2012, used black and multicolor mobile phones, ø 3 m. Photo: Nestor Kim

Sislej Xhafa - Rosa azul

- Rocket Ship 2011, wheelbarrow, red light strings, 60 x 150 x 65 cm. Photo: Nestor Kim    

Sislej Xhafa - Rosa azul

- Dressed Tone 2007, tape, microphone, cardboard box, cable: 227 cm, box: 64 x 40 x 25 cm. Photo: Nestor Kim

Sislej Xhafa - Rosa azul

- No Biting Here 2018, mosquito net on stretcher, 49 x 75 cm. Photo: Nestor Kim

Sislej Xhafa - Rosa azul

- Confessional 2018, cardboards, egg packaging, 2 x 1,5 m. Photo: Nestor Kim

Sislej Xhafa - Rosa azul

- Rosa azul exhibition view 2018 / Museo Nacional De Bellas Artes, Cuba

Sislej Xhafa - Rosa azul

- Wheels of Color 2018, bicitaxi boards on stretcher, 99 x 136 cm. Photo: Nestor Kim

Sislej Xhafa - Rosa azul

- Concetto in Exile 2018, truck PVC board on stretcher, 230 x 700 cm. Photo: Nestor Kim

Sislej Xhafa - Rosa azul

- Wheels of Color 2018, bicitaxi boards on stretcher, 109 x 131 cm. Photo: Nestor Kim

Sislej Xhafa - Rosa azul

- Sunshade 2011, cothes, umbrella. Photo: Nestor Kim

Sislej Xhafa - Rosa azul

- Wheels of Color 2018, bicitaxi boards on stretcher, 113 x 211 cm. Photo: Nestor Kim

Sislej Xhafa - Rosa azul

- resting high 2018, shoe, nylon wire, earth, grass, dimensions variable. Photo: Nestor Kim

Sislej Xhafa - Rosa azul

- Shadow dancing 2018, video projection, 4'15''. Photo: Nestor Kim

Sislej Xhafa - Rosa azul

- dry fountain 2018, 2 stripped spring mattresses, dimensions variable. Photo: Nestor Kim

Sislej Xhafa - Rosa azul

- dry fountain 2018, 2 stripped spring mattresses, dimensions variable. Photo: Nestor Kim

Sislej Xhafa - Rosa azul

- indira and renier 2018, cement, dimensions variable. Photo: Nestor Kim

Sislej Xhafa - Rosa azul

- Paradiso 2003-2018, LED, wooden structure, dimensions variable. Photo: Gabriel Bianchini

The Havana National Fine Arts Museum, in collaboration with Galleria Continua, is glad to announce Sislej Xhafa’s first major retrospective in Cuba.

The exhibition, curated by the Museum’s director Jorge Fernández Torres, is an array of the artist’s iconic works and works made specifically for this project. Xhafa’s research is focused on the social consequences of the leading economic systems, and the conceptual outcome deriving from their interrelations. The artist describes himself as a disruptive element in the artworld’s conformism. With the work Padiglione Clandestino, he proclaimed his moving body as an illegal pavilion of Albania and invited visitors to play soccer with him. Working with different media Xhafa’s thread is to be sought in his investigations of the phenomenon of perpetual motion that drives us in the form of conquer, colonization and of tourism. The exhibition, Rosa azul, is a tribute to the powerful beauty of an island surrounded by global upheavals and to its people whose uniqueness it is celebrating. Born in Pejë, Kosova, in 1970, Sislej Xhafa lives and works in New York. He exhibited his work internationally. 

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