Flaka Haliti, winner of the Henkel Art.Award. 2013, takes an analytical approach to society and the media in her work, and refers in particular to her own experiences as an interloper between different countries and cultures. The artist, who was born in 1982, lives and works in her home city of Priština and also in Munich and Vienna.
By contrasting an installation of imitated concrete walls with a photo series of cloud motifs including computer-drawn faces, Haliti constructs a spatial scenario that is both menacingly narrow and constricted and yet also offers an open and broad perspective. A further work looks at interpersonal relationships between proximity and distance under the conditions of the media world, in a video installation about long-distance relationships in the internet.
The exhibition title I See a Face. Do You See a Face. is taken from the photo series with cloud motifs and poses a question that is
formulated so that it can also be taken as a statement of fact. In this deliberate dissolution of all clear parameters and ascription, Flaka
Haliti emphasizes her interest in initiating games between reality and fiction, and imaginary proximity and spatial distance.
Curated by Barbara Rüdiger