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Tribute to Ibrahim Kodra

2.7.2020 – 25.10.2020
LandesMuseum

The Exhibition “Tribute to Ibrahim Kodra”, dedicated to the European artist of Albanian origin Ibrahim Kodra, who has studied and lived in Italy. This exhibition is a tribute and a presentation of the works that will retrace the steps of the artistic life of the Master. The exhibition brings together original works by Maestro Ibrahim Kodra, considered as one of the last post-cubist in the world and which has left an important mark on the history of Italian and European painting. The poet Paul Eluard defined his work as “Le primitif d’une nouvelle civilization”, while Pablo Picasso stated that “even his signature is a work of art”.

Thanks to a scholarship awarded by the Albanian Royal Family and the Italian government, Ibrahim Kodra studied at the Accademia di Brera and after the war took part in two important artistic movements: “Oltre Guernica” and “Linea”, which he founded in 1947 together with Dova, Brindisi and Meloni. From this period begins the overview of Kodra’s artistic creations, dating from 1941 to the last days of his life.
The works, which allow us to understand the transformation of the great Master and his artistic language, come from the collections of Ibrahim Kodra Swiss Foundation, Municipality of Campione d’Italia (who kindly for the occasion lent the painting “Tribute to Armstrong”, winner of the Eighth International Prize for Painting “Campione d’Italia 1972”), Pacolli family’s private collection and others. Included in this beautiful selection are “The Archeologist”, “A General’s Dream”, and “Lugano Fantastica”, Kodra’s last masterpiece.
Ibrahim Kodra Swiss Foundation was founded in Lugano with the aim of transmitting the European artist Ibrahim Kodra’s message of art as an instrument for peace and culture as a common thread linking various people. In collaboration with institutions in Albania, Kosovo, Italy and others, the Foundation supportsand develops cultural, social and educational projects, promoting cultural exchange between Switzerland and various countries of the world. Thanks to the generosity of its donors, the Foundation supports new cultural-educational projects.
In collaboration with: Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Albania, Embassy of the Republic of Albania in Switzerland, Diplomatic Corpus of the Republic of Kosovo in Switzerland, Consulate General of the Republic of Kosovo in Milan (Italy), National Museum of Kosovo

Città nuova (New City)
Città nuova (New City)

 2000 ca, mixed technique on canvas, 70 x 130 cm

© Ibrahim Kodra Swiss Foundation

Sogno di un generale (A general's dream)
Sogno di un generale (A general's dream)

 1982, mixed technique on canvas, 100 x 150 cm

© Ibrahim Kodra Swiss Foundation

Cercano nuovi idoli (Looking for new idols)
Cercano nuovi idoli (Looking for new idols)

1972, mixed technique on canvas, 60 x 80 cm

© Ibrahim Kodra Swiss Foundation

Senza titolo
Senza titolo

1950-55, mixed technique on woven cardboard, 50 x 60 cm

© Ibrahim Kodra Swiss Foundation

L'archeologo (The archeologist)
L'archeologo (The archeologist)

s.d., mixed technique on canvas, 140 x 150cm

© Ibrahim Kodra Swiss Foundatio

Natura Morta (Still-life)
Natura Morta (Still-life)

 s.d., oil on canvas, 35x30

© Ibrahim Kodra Swiss Foundation