MODULES AND MODELS
The exhibition is curated by Irena Buzi & Armela Lamaj
Photography & Design: Vjola Ziu
The exhibition will be on view May 26, 2022 at 11:30 am. At MAD Center “Gëzim Qëndro”, Polis University, Tirana.
“Modules and Models”: An exhibition title intended like a leitmotif describing “Modules” as units that build models and “Models” as paradigms or patterns: a universe that is broken down into module(s), or vice versa: module(s) that build the universe in the form of a pattern or paradigm. Many thinkers, who have served science, art, religion, and so on, have fundamentally served this axiom. But how does it come to this exhibition?
: – The universe locked in a module or in a pattern, that is an art object created by a certain first- or second-year student: a craft that pretends to be transformed into art and that derives from the curriculum in the “Modeling / Ceramics” and “Textile” courses of the Bachelor program in Art & Design, FAD, at Polis University. This program, through the principles of creating the module as an autonomous unit and multiplying it to create the pattern, serves the formation of the student to enter into the Design industry, in whatever direction it is. Thus, the principles of Industrial Design are brought to life in this exhibition through 53 works in Ceramics and 37 works in Textile, created by 61 students. These works were selected from ones created by students in the respective Modeling & Ceramics and Textile courses. Ceramic works have been created as parts for the facades’ and interiors’ decoration, as well as utilitarian objects or as sculptures for the public space. In the same way, textiles represent objects for both interior design and human clothing, which, as one of the fashion icons, Pierre Cardin, used to say, “The dress is a vase that the body follows. My clothes are like modules in which bodies move “.
The participants: Erinda Hoxha; Alesia Zhuli; Sidni Sali; Era Qesja; Jona Sulovari; Anja Çapuni; Kejsi Babasi; Chiara Selala; Niki Xega; Aleksja Prendi; Gea Qendro; Era Dosti; Arjon Vukaj; Klara Pepkolaj; Katerina Liço; Klodian Gjonpalaj; Eglira Aska; Rinela Skora; Rabina Qamili; Hamide Çela; Emiljano Bita; Shila Shahini; Desara Lleshi; Uendi Gjolaj; Jehona Ponari; Frida Xhaferi; Esi Hoxha; Fabian Zogaj; Ester Reçi; Megan Mersinaj; Klea Kamberi; Almario Pjetri; Ester Nanushi; Xhoen Hajdaraj; Dhespina Cani; Kjara Trokthi; Sindi Maloku; Stela Belaj; Klea Gorka; Evis Kokalari; Gloria Balija; Lutfie Kambo; Siriana Rumi; Deni Zenuni; Enxh Shehi; Edlira Terzia; Elisa Zefi; Marjeta Lloshi; Elma Loku; Amela Serdani; Graciela Gjinaj; Gilman Llesha; Ferdinand Kita; Imelda Alushaj; Klisman Myrto; Denian Alikaj; Miledi Gerbeti; Manjolla Nila; Krisilda Tali; Zenepe Qato; Lediona Mirashi.