Think Big!

Think Big!, 2017, Autostrada Biennale – International Biennale of Contemporary Art, Prizren

2017, installation/ public intervention (Autostrada Biennale – International Biennale of Contemporary Art, Prizren, Kosovo) 

“Think Big! is a monument to the new type of leader. It is placed in the center of Prizren, on a site where three different levels of meaning intersect. Architectural remains as evidence of three distant eras, cultures and ideologies overlap each other, while sharing mutual territories: The archaeological findings from the Roman classical period (II-III century); the minaret of what was once the Arasta Mosque, built in the XVI century and destroyed in 1963 on the pretext of modernizing Prizren; and, the modernist buildings constructed in the 1960s in place of the Arasta Mosque.

Coincidently, all of these fall together on the spot of Prizren’s newest monument, erected in honor of the 45th President of the United States, Donald Trump. As a “boundary stone” marking the border of the already-mentioned three “territories”, it is placed on remains of a neglected monument to anti-fascist heroes, consisting of six bronze portraits, all of which have disappeared.

A long forgotten place, hence, becomes a delightful spot once again! This incredible new image – a symbol of the future, is set up for public scrutiny, and for the collection of digital likes!

Further reading:

The Future of Borders, Autostrada Biennale – International Biennale of Contemporary Art, 19 August – 23 September 2017, Prizren, Kosovo

Sahatciu, Nol. 2017. Highway to contemporary art in Prizren,, 23.08.2017

Selmani, Arbër. 2017. Dy artistë sjellin një Donald Trump që ngacmon në Prizren,, 25.08.2017

Vepra me imazhin e Donald Trump në qytetin e Prizrenit, Gazeta Sot, 26.08.2017

Colli, Cristiana. 2017. Una cultura come ponte, 10.09.2017