Poisoned by men in need of some love


WIELS, Contemporary Art Center, Brussels
In his solo exhibition in Belgium, Petrit Halilaj extended his ongoing excavation of the Natural History Museum in Kosovo, a formerly remarkable and well-loved place before splintered nationalisms disintegrated what was once called Yugoslavia. At WIELS, he presented a vast installation comprised of a film that portrays the state of the ‘lost’ museum, along with a series of hand-sculpted copies of its animal remnants, based on a collection of found photographs and documents portraying the …