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  • Edi Hila, Dall’alto (From Above), 2021, oil on canvas, 45 1⁄4 × 45 1⁄8".

    Edi Hila, Dall’alto (From Above), 2021, oil on canvas, 45 1⁄4 × 45 1⁄8".

    Edi Hila

    Galleria Raffaella Cortese | Via Stradella 7

    While under lockdown in Tirana, Albanian artist Edi Hila conceived his exhibition “Al di là del vetro” (On the Other Side of the Glass), projecting critic Brian O’Doherty’s thinking about the white cube and its creative possibilities onto a maquette that reproduced, at a reduced scale, the exhibition spaces of Milan’s Galleria Raffaella Cortese, transforming them into what the artist calls “a creative terrain” that mirrored a personal yet universal experience of solitude.

    In this way, the maquette lost its function as a tool with which to design an exhibition and was transformed into an independent

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