Commissioner: Dafina Morina
Exhibitors: Poliksen Qorri-Dragaj, Hamdi Qorri
Migration has played a significant role in Kosovo’s social development up to the present day. During the tense political situation from the late 1980s to the late 1990s hundreds of thousands of people sought refuge and protection abroad, where they often remained for decades.
The perceived locality of this migration group is the starting point for a spatial–philosophical concept: transcendent locality, implying the process of crossing a boundary that separates two different spheres.
Not being able to return to their homeland for an indefinite period represented a deep caesura in immigrants’ lives, leaving them in an intermediate state of suspension. Boundaries between the immanent being in the now and the transcendent being in the mind blur – the migrated individual is in a transcendent locality.