Paris

Dammi i colori, 2003.

Dammi i colori, 2003.

Paris

Anri Sala

Musée d'Art moderne de la Ville de Paris
11 avenue du Président Wilson
March 25–May 16, 2004

Curated by Laurence Bossé, Julia Garimorth, and Hans-Ulrich Obrist

In a 2000 interview with Hans-Ulrich Obrist, Anri Sala spoke poignantly of contemporary life lived between—between his native Tirana and his adopted home of Paris, between the ancient language of his childhood and the cosmopolitan tongues of the art world. Whether observing the preparation of traditional Albanian pastry in a Brussels kitchen or documenting an eerily depopulated zoo in his hometown, Sala explores this existential indeterminacy with a combination of clarity and wistfulness. He is now the subject of a solo exhibition that includes five recent video works and which occupies the museum’s temporary venue of the Couvent des Cordeliers.