“Good Morning Balkan”, an exhibition by Dardan Luta
By: Nol Sahatçiu April 2, 2015
“Good Morning Balkan”, by graphic artist Dardan Luta (who is also part of the KosovoDiaspora team), will be opening on the 8th of April at 19:00 in the Gallery of the Ministry of Culture of Kosovo, located at “Qafa” in Prishtina.
“Dardan Luta tests the borders of reality, with street art. It comes differently framed before the audience. Dardan does not create to reach fame, because fame to him is like a propaganda postcard. He creates to mark and reach current life, because only in this way can he overcome the fear of the time we are living in.” said curator Adem Rusinovci.
His Norwegian teacher, Simon N James-Eide, also praises the exhibition with high accolades. “Luta’s work engages the viewer head-on. It confronts, challenges, visually calls out in anger, as it delivers its hard-hitting message. His texts fill the canvas, they are noisy, insistent, demanding. His is no armchair art: there is no reassurance or consolation as he tackles themes of conflict, nationalism and death. Whilst locating his oeuvre within the Kosovar context, he draws on wider references of war and human suffering. In these ways Luta offers us insights into the specific, local effects of the conflict, whilst simultaneously challenging us to set these insights in a global perspective.” Photos courtesy of KultPlus