Exhibition and video installation by Adrian Paci
September 12-30, 2005
On display at the Yale Institute of Sacred Music
WEEKDAYS, 9am - 4pm.
Free and open to the public.
RECEPTION Friday, September 16 / 5:15 – 6 pm
Home to Go, a video installation and exhibition of photographs
by Adrian Paci, will be on display weekdays 9am – 4pm from
September 12 – 30 at the Yale Institute of Sacred Music at
409 Prospect Street in New Haven. The installation is free and open
to the public. A reception for the artist will be held on Friday,
September 16 at 5:15 pm. On that day the exhibition will be open
continuously until 6 pm.
Adrian Paci is an Albanian multi-media artist currently based in
Milan, Italy. His exhibitions include: Looking Awry curated by the
Croatia-based collective WHW at apexart (2003); In the Gorges of
the Balkans curated by René Block at the Kunsthalle Fridericianum,
Kassel, Germany (2003); New Video, New Europe curated by Hamza Walker
at the Tate Modern, London; and the Biennial of Seville, Spain,
curated by Harald Szeemann (October 2004). In 2005 solo exhibitions
of his work will be presented at Moderna Museet, Stockholm and the
Contemporary Arts Museum in Houston.
Paci has been described as “aware of the leaks and impossibilities
of our own experiencing of the most important aspects of common
living, like death, encountering, narrating or sharing, and aims
at approximating their realization for the viewer to raise the awareness
of his/her limited perception of reality." The exhibition in
New Haven will be presented in conjunction with the conference Sex
and Religion in Migration, which will explore the connections between
sexual and religious identity in the increasingly globalized world
of the 21st century. Paci’s work explores the bodily and religious
dimension of displacement, and forces the viewer to confront the
visual component of the larger theoretical discussion of displacement.