Edi Rama – Work
Edi Rama

The oeuvre of the Albanian artist and prime minister Edi Rama is inseparable from his political career. During telephone conferences and meetings, he does drawings and watercolors on the copies of his schedule, his work notes, on minutes, faxes, and other pieces of correspondence. The art he produces in the environs of national power forms an abstract journal, a vivid recording of political life and the everyday tensions between power and art. Work is the first publication to present the drawings, ceramic sculptures, and tapestry, which was inspired by a similar tapestry in Rama’s office in Tirana. Made up of more than seven hundred of Rama’s drawings, the tapestry runs throughout the entire book, creating an immanent connection between his works. Read more here.

This book is published to accompany the exhibition Edi Rama: Work, at Kunsthalle Rostock (18.11.18–06.01.2019), carlier | gebauer, Berlin (26.01.–09.03.2019), and Nevada Museum of Art, Reno (21.11.2019–01.04.2020).
Concept by Anri Sala
With contributions by Martin Herbert, Ornela Vorspi and Hans-Ulrich Obrist
Managing editor: Duncan Ballantyne-Way

Graphic Design by Santiago da Silva, Simon Steinberger
English, German
24.5 × 33.5 cm
112 pp.
Published by Hatje Cantz, carlier | gebauer, Kunsthalle Rostock and Nevada Museum of Art, Reno
ISBN: 978-3-7757-4601-4
Printed by Longo AG, Bolzano
Image editing by max color, Berlin