Commissioner: Ministry of Culture
Curator: Adela Demetja
Exhibitor: Lumturi Blloshmi
Lumturi Blloshmi (1944–2020) works in painting, photography, installation, and performance. Her works are characterised by a certain irony and distinct way of reflecting and overcoming the reality in which she lived. Her dynamic personality and self-awareness, nourished by philosophy, poetry, sensuality, and spirituality, have given form to a distinctive body of work that bears witness to the remarkable journey of a creative spirit who endured and created despite political, physical, and ideological limitations imposed by life and by the particular context of Communist Albania after the Second World War. This presentation consists of a selection of Blloshmi’s works from the 1960s until the 2010s, spanning self-portraits and compositions in painting and photography that say as much about Blloshmi’s aesthetic essence and personal reality as they do about the specific political and social context in which they were created. The Pavilion is conceived in such a way as to reflect Blloshmi’s tangible yet simultaneously ungraspable universe and its openness to interpretations.