NEW ARTIST 🇦🇱 Remijon Pronja (@remijonpronja ) coming from Albania , started a two month residency at RU. Awarded the 2018 Ardhje / Young Visual Artists Award for emerging visual artists in Albania, Remijon Pronja's practice encompasses videos, installations, paintings, and drawings that shed light on social issues and contemporary states of being such as phobias, homesickness, migration and sense of loss.
Pronja committedly examines human condition and as a way of bringing audience closer, he brings into play language, sound, and image through a supposedly inharmonious constellation, colliding the notions of familiarity and non-familiarity. Pronja intentionally creates this atmosphere of estranged situation that throws the audience out of their comfort zone by presenting them a scenario that pursues no expectable logic. Instead, this lack of harmony disrupts and disturbs our preconceived register of knowledge in order to open up our horizons onto some unexplored or unimaginable possibilities – how to think the Self and the Other as part of our common (human) condition at the beginning of the twenty-first century.
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