International Red Cross and Red Crescent
Museum
International Red Cross and Red Crescent
Museum

Petrit Halilaj

Very volcanic over this green feather


At the heart of our Year of Mental Health, we present a solo show by the artist Petrit Halilaj with a project conceived in 2021 by the Tate St Ives in the United Kingdom that is readapted in Geneva. As a child, the artist lived through the war in Kosovo and produced several drawings during the conflict, while he was accompanied by a child psychiatrist in a refugee camp. Year later and with an artistic practice, he rediscoversed his drawings and adapted them into a large immersive installation that questions collective and individual memory. By sharing a sensitive and personal account of a major conflict of the 20th century, we wish to contribute to a collective reflection on mental health and resilience.

© Matt Greenwood, Tate St-Ives

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