RUBIKU Anila

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Born 1970 in Durres, Albania
Lives and works between Milan, Toronto and Tirana

 

The Consequences of Love, 2016

 

1. It’s for sure not for maybe, 2015

Watercolour on paper

2. I can hardly speak, 2015

Watercolour on Hanhemuhle paper

 

3. Don’t fence mein, 2016

Watercolour on Arches paper

 

4. Don’t You Wonder Sometimes, 2016

Watercolour on Arches paper

 

5. 230 Grams of Love, 2016

Sculpture

 

6. 2,5 Grams of Love, 2016

Plastic chain painted on stone

 

7.3 Grams of love, 2016

Plastic chain painted in black on shoe tree

 

In The Consequences of Love, the metaphor of the chain is deployed to describe ‘loving’ relationships. Chains figure prominently in all cultures, in myths – think of Prometheus – as well as in their ubiquitous use for hauling, lifting, protecting and incarcerating: the chain gang. But nowhere is the notion of the chain more powerful than in the depiction of love and loss found in the American blues songbook, which has influenced almost all popular American musical forms.

Here Rubiku has married the raw poetry of these lyrics to her work. Unchain My Heart is probably the strongest manifestation of this marriage but many other songs fit perfectly the many different connotations of the chain with the pain and pleasure of love.

In her sculptures, also created on this theme, the chains appear heavy but actually weigh less than a few grams. Hence the title, again taken and transformed, from an American Classic song: He Ain’t Heavy, He’s My Lover.

Don’t fence me in 2016 Watercolor on Arches paper

 

  • ALEXI-MESKHISHVILI Ketuta
  • BALADI Lara
  • BLANK Andreas
  • BORGERMANS Hilde
  • BOŽANIĆ Antonia
  • ČEKIĆ Jovan
  • DESTIL MARKOVIĆ Milovan
  • DJURDJEVIĆ Biljana
  • DRAŠKOVIĆ BOČKOV Kristina
  • EDEFALK Cecilia
  • EKICI Nezaket and SHAHAR Marcus
  • EPHEMERKI Jasna DMITROVSKA + Dragana ZAREVSKA
  • FAJFRIĆ Bojan
  • FUDONG Yang
  • HAHN Mariana
  • HOLZER Jenny
  • HUŠMAN Ana
  • IKEMURA Leiko
  • ILIĆ Siniša
  • IVKOVIĆ Ivana
  • JANIČIĆ Tadija
  • JOHANSSON Peter
  • k.r.u.ž.o.k
  • KANDL Johanna
  • KARAMUSTAFA Gülsün
  • KENTRIDGE William
  • KLOTZ Franziska
  • KOVAČ Irena
  • KRIPPENDORFF David
  • LAURANCE Janet
  • LEWANDOWSKI Via
  • LÜDEMANN Sarah
  • MARKOVIĆ Dejan
  • MAXIMOVA Natalie
  • MELHUS Bjørn
  • MILADINOVIĆ Anuk
  • MILAK Radenko
  • MILISAVLJEVIĆ Olga
  • MOFFATT Tracey
  • NIKOLIĆ Nemanja
  • PERIĆ Vladimir i Milica
  • PHILIPSZ Susan
  • PIROGOVA Sasha
  • RADULOVIĆ Siniša
  • RAEDLE Rena & JEREMIĆ Vladan
  • REINHARD Aurora
  • RUBIKU Anila
  • SAVADOV Arsen
  • SCHMALE Toni
  • SELANDER Lina
  • SHIROKI Asako
  • SKOKO Snežana
  • SOLAKOV Dimitar
  • STANOJEVIĆ Jovanka
  • Susan PHILIPSZ
  • TOMIĆ Miloš
  • TRPKOVIĆ Jelena
  • VASILEVA Mariana
  • VEPREVA Anastasia
  • VUČIĆEVIĆ Dejana
  • XUN Sun