Published by Hatje Cantz. Text by Martin Herbert, Hans Ulrich Obrist, Ornela Vorpsi.
The oeuvre of the Albanian artist and prime minister Edi Rama (born 1964) is inseparable from his political career. During telephone conferences and meetings, he makes drawings and watercolors on copies of his schedule, his work notes, on minutes, faxes and items of correspondence. The art that he produces in the environs of national power forms an abstract journal, a vivid record of political life and the everyday tensions between power and art.
Work presents Rama’s drawings and ceramic sculptures, as well as a tapestry that was inspired by a similar tapestry in Rama’s office in Tirana. Made up of more than 700 of Rama’s drawings, the tapestry runs throughout the entire book, creating a connection between his works. Besides essays on Rama’s work, the book also features a conversation with the artist.
Published by JRP|Ringier. Edited by Anri Sala. Text by Michael Fried, Hans Ulrich Obrist, Philippe Parreno, Edi Rama, Anri Sala, Marcus Steinweg, Erion Veliaj.
Edi Rama (born 1964) is an Albanian artist and the leader of the Socialist Party of Albania. Edited by Anri Sala, this volume collects his doodles, made on printouts of his daily agenda, office notes, protocols, faxes and other official correspondence.