ISCP TalkMarch 16, 2021
Alban Muja, Kari Conte and Dr. Ksenia Nouril discuss Family Album
In conjunction with Alban Muja’s first solo exhibition in the United States, Family Album, ISCP presents a virtual talk on Zoom with artist Alban Muja, exhibition curator Kari Conte, and the Jensen Bryan Curator at The Print Center, Philadelphia, Dr. Ksenia Nouril.
The three will discuss the artist’s work, which traces the stories of several children living in Kosovo during the time of the Kosovo War in 1998 and 1999. Muja’s Family Album considers the aftermath of collective trauma and pain and how it is processed and passed on to younger generations. The work also lays bare the limits and failings of the media by uncovering the stories and complexities behind images that were exploited and thus rendered one-dimensional to the viewer.
Opening remarks will be made by Ambassador Frymëzim Isufaj of the Consulate General of the Republic of Kosovo in New York.
- Date and Time: Tuesday, March 16, 2021, 1–2pm EST
- Location: Register here for the Zoom session. This event will be recorded.
Alban Muja lives and works in Pristina and Berlin. His work takes the form of video installation, short films and documentaries, drawing, painting, and performance and is largely influenced by the ongoing processes of social, political and economic transformation in his native Kosovo and across the wider region of the Balkans. Through his practice, he investigates history and sociopolitical themes, and links them to his life in Kosovo today.
Kari Conte is a curator and writer focused on global contemporary art. She is a 2020-21 Fulbright Senior Research Scholar in Istanbul. From 2010-20 she held the position of Director of Programs and Exhibitions at the International Studio & Curatorial Program (ISCP) in New York, where she is currently Senior Advisor.
Dr. Ksenia Nouril is the Jensen Bryan Curator at The Print Center in Philadelphia and a specialist in global contemporary art. She has organized exhibitions at the Bruce Museum, Greenwich; Lower East Side Printshop, New York; MoMA, New York; and Zimmerli Art Museum, New Brunswick. She lectures widely and frequently writes for international exhibition catalogues, magazines, and academic journals.
This program is supported by The Consulate General of the Republic of Kosovo in New York; Hartfield Foundation; Milton and Sally Avery Arts Foundation; New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council; New York City Council District 34; New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature; NYC COVID-19 Response and Impact Fund in The New York Community Trust; Shelley & Donald Rubin Foundation; Teiger Foundation; VIA Art Fund; Willem de Kooning Foundation; and William Talbott Hillman Foundation.