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Edi Rama

Press release

Edi Rama – Work

This is the first solo exhibition of the Albanian artist and Prime Minister Edi Rama with the gallery. It will include a series of new drawings created on documents and notes, Rama creates during meetings and phone calls, as well as ceramic sculptures and a floor-to-ceiling wallpaper that emulates the wallpaper in his office at the Kryeministria in Tirana.

Edi Rama’s drawing practice has developed in close parallel with his career as a politician. As curator Hans Ulrich Obrist notes, “art is not separate from politics in his view, but coextensive with it.” Rama does not see art as a luxury, but as an essential element in a functional society, which he aptly summarizes in his assertion “culture is infrastructure, it is not mere surface.”