The Reconciliation of Blood Feuds Campaign was a call for reconciliation and unity among Albanians of Kosovo. The campaign started in Lumbardhi, a village in the municipality of Deçan in North-Western Kosovo, on February 2, 1990, after the death of thirty-three students protesting in defence of Kosovo’s autonomy, which had been revoked by Yugoslavia; the campaign ended one year later, with the reconciliation of thousands of blood feuds.The curatorial concept of the Reconciliation of Blood Feuds Campaign exhibition, tries to bring to the center intangible practices, knowledge which is intimately connected to memory, and as such works with a history which has left few or no tangible objects. In dealing with contemporary history, the question at stake is how the campaign is remembered and how to empower stories that remain below the radar in the setting of a multi-media exhibition.The exhibition of "The Reconciliation of Blood Feuds Campaign" will assume the structure of a forum having at its center, open-ended narratives. Oda, is the most important part of the house (also known ad the men’s chamber), has been the starting point of this spatial project that culminates with two female activists taking the over streets and making this revolution trully grow. From dark to bright spaces the exhibition architecture plays with the idea of mixing an in-house domesticity with an exterior presence, showcasing a specific type of assembly and congregation, the campaign. From images, to voices and different words, the audience is invented to experience and reflect on different types of archival and today’s material that has been collected throughout the years by the Oral history of Kosovo.
Curated by Erëmirë Krasniq
Exhibition Architecture by Diogo Passarinho
Exhibition dates: April 24, 2018
Photos by Melos GashiIn
collaboration with: Kosovo - Cultural Heritage without Borders