Vangjush Vellahu






Fragments II

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Angst, Keine Angst / Fear, No Fear, Times Art Center, Berlin, Germany, 2021

Co-Curated by: Huang Xiaopeng, Antje Majewski, Photos: Jens Ziehe

Fragments II

What the map cuts up, the story cuts across

2019 - ongoing


In this work I document the present situation of four unrecognized or semi-recognized states, giving a more personal testimony to the multi-layered histories of these political entities. To this day, unrecognized states remain marginalized and are yet to “achieve the independence” they sought upon secession while shrinking as part of a divided and double standard international community that deliberately approves and disapproves their existence, depending on the power currents and agendas. Unrecognized states remain from an ideological and political standpoint on the margins of a global inclusion. This work documents in a semi-experimental and semi-fictional format, the overcoming influence of politics on the land within the borders of unrecognized, touching upon the notion of nation states and national identities vs ethnic and territorial identities from the perspective of "incompletion” or "failed states".

Abkhazia after, Vangjush Vellahu

A Tool of Resistance [23 min 35 sec]

Land X [23 min 41 sec]

Earth, Water, Sun and Wind [18 min 00 sec]


Other Installation views:





From the body to the camera and back

by Vangjush Vellahu



With kind support from:

+Times Art Center Berlin /2020

+Akademie der Künste Berlin with funding from the Federal

  Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media

  as part of the NEUSTART KULTUR programme. /2021

+Stiftung Kunstfonds - NEUSTART KULTUR /2022



Exhibited at:

Times Art Center, Berlin, DE

Manifesta 14th - Western Balkans Project, Hestia, Belgrade, RS

Zeta Contemporary Art Center, Tirana, AL

Rencontres Internationales Paris/Berlin

Radical Film Network Meeting Berlin, DE

Hestia Art Residency & Exhibitions Bureau, Belgrade, RS

An Other World Project Space, Rotterdam, NL

Almissa Open Art, Omis, HR

Bazament Art Space, Tirana, AL