Art Petrit Halilaj’s exhibition at Palacio de Cristal in Madrid

Petrit Halilaj’s exhibition at Palacio de Cristal in Madrid

Emanuele D'Angelo

After the forced closure due to the pandemic, a new exhibition at the Palacio de Cristal in Madrid, curated by the artist Petrit Halilaj, has blossomed.

The installation entitled “To a raven and hurricanes that from unknown places bring back smells of humans in love” recreates a large nest, made up of branches and huge cherry and forsythia buds, carnations, lilies and poppies that, with their bright colors, attract visitors to the inside of the spectacular iron and glass building.

The work connects directly to the park through the windows left open, inviting birds and small animals to enter to feed themselves with the seeds left at their disposal in delightful dining areas.

By increasing the size of the nest and flowers, Petrit Halilaj encourages viewers to escape, even momentarily, the idea that human beings are the center and measure of all things, and to recognize themselves as one more element among many. The installation thus reveals itself as the setting for a ritual that awaits meetings, alliances and unions among its various visitors, altering and changing with space.

Written by Emanuele D'Angelo
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