Petrit Halilaj: Very volcanic over this green feather
Petrit Halilaj: Very volcanic over this green feather. Ed. Anne Barlow, published by Tate. Design by Till Gathmann
This book was published to coincide with an eponymous exhibition by Petrit Halilaj at Tate St. Ives, curated by Anne Barlow. For the exhibition, Halilaj created a new installation based on drawings he made at age 13, while living in Kükes II, a refugee camp in Albania during the war in Kosovo. Reproductions of the original drawings were included in the exhibition The Conference of the Animals at Queens Museum in New York, an exhibition I curated in collaboration with artist Ulrike Müller. Barlow and Halilaj invited me and my colleague, Thomas Keenan, co-founder of the Human Rights Project at Bard College, to contribute a conversation about the drawings in the context of the war and a broader history of human rights and drawings by children to this publication.