Before the Music Starts
Published by Distanz
Bundled Energy and Enormous Power
As a sculptor, Leunora Salihu (born 1977 in Pristina, Kosovo, lives and works in Düsseldorf) has developed a distinctive artistic language. In her practice she uses a wide range of materials, including clay, wood, multiplex boards, or plastic, allowing the works to enter into a dialogue with each other in unusual ways. The artist deals with movement in a static form, with the affinity between the interior and the exterior, with apparent functionality, and with the relationship between art and everyday objects. Associations with industry, engineering, architecture, and literature are evoked. Franz Kafka and his literary dealings with spaces have long been a source of inspiration for the artist. “I’m looking for something extraordinary in form and material, paired with the temporal aspects of movement. Condensing such contrasts into a clear image is appealing to me,” clarified the artist during an interview.
This book includes the newest works by Leunora Salihu, developed by her for her eponymous exhibition in the Nordrhein-Westfalen K 21 Ständehaus. It contains an introduction by Thomas A. Lange and Anette Kruszyn as well as a text from Susanne Meyer-Büser.