Consciousness – Past and Present
by Shqipe Kamberi (Kosovo)
In her exhibition “Consciousness – Past and Present”, the artist Shqipe Kamberi displays portraits of brides wearing traditional bridal outfits and in a symbolic way. She also displays brides covered in a light fabric.
Female torsos appear lightly dressed and allow the emphasis of the beauty of the female body, its sensuality and sexuality. They represent the pride and glory of being a woman, even though the brides are presented with their eyes covered, leaving them looking emotionless and drowned in a fatal world of no return.
The customs and the rituals according to “The Code” of Leke Dugagjini, respectively the treatment of females in a married life according to the code, is put in context against the awareness of women today. The fact that even today we come across marriages in accordance with the code, stands against the contemporary emancipated women who decide on their own fate and make decision on their own free will.
Mixed media on canvas (50x60cm)
Some of duties of the wife are to preserve the honour of her husband and to serve her husband in a flawless manner.
Mixed media on canvas
The wife does not have any rights over either the children or the house.
Mixed media on canvas (80x80cm)
The last duty of the wife is not to interfere in the engagement of her sons and daughters.
© photos: Shqipe Kamberi
About the artist
Shqipe Kamberi was born on 1975 in Pristina, Kosovo. She finished her primary and secondary education in Pristina.
In 1998 she graduated in the Faculty of Arts-University of Pristina department of Painting in the class of Professor Muslim Mulliqi and her Master degree in Class of Profesor Visar Mulliqi.
She has exhibited in institutions such as the Louvre Museum Paris,Archeological Museum Antalya, Gallery Lukas Feichtner Vienna, Angel Orensanz Foundation Gallery New York, Red Gate Gallery London, Dock Gallery Rotterdam, ect..Since Year 2000 she works as Tv set designer in Radio Television of Kosova.
More info on the artist: www.instagram.com/shqipekamberi