From Saturday 6 April, the Van Abbemuseum presents the work Pejë, Kosovo, 1998 by Erzen Shkololli. Erzen Shkololli created this work during the Kosovo war. Shkololli, then a young artist, was in hiding for three months with his family in Pejë, at the horrific time of ethnic cleansing. In order to keep active, he did what he could under the circumstances with whatever was around—using material from his father’s bespoke sewing shop and his mother’s home sewing machine. The result was a series of colourful patchworks, one with a length of about 21 meters and eight banners.
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