POGOVOR Z LEKËJEM REZNIQIJEM

Intervju z Lekë Rezniqijem je potekal v angleškem jeziku.

 

Kosovski umetnik Lekë Rezniqi je v okviru Festivala Hiša strpnosti skozi performans
Spomini jedilne mize opozoril na zamolčano zgodovino kosovskega reševanja Židov med
drugo svetovno vojno. Med rešitelji je bil tudi njegov praded, z eno od rešenih družin pa so
Rezniqijevi oblikovali še posebej tesen odnos, ki se ohranja že skozi štiri generacije. Ta
zgodba je sogovornika tako ganila, da je postal direktor društva za kosovsko-izraelsko
prijateljstvo in se lotil odkrivanja vsekakor spoštovanja vredne, a zamolčane zgodovinske
epizode. Med drugim tudi skozi omenjeni performans, ki ga je prvič izvedel na osrednjem
trgu v Prištini. Znova pa tudi v okviru Festivala Hiša strpnosti v GT22 in v Ljubljani. Ko se
obiskovalec približa tabli, na kateri je fotografija jedilne mize in kratek opis njene pestre
zgodovine, umetnik začne svoj performans; preprosto tako, da s posebnim žarom v očeh
in rahlim nasmeškom na ustih pripoveduje neverjetno zgodbo obeh družin.

Več na: http://www.kosovaisrael.org/

Kosovo artist Lekë Rezniqi has uncovered a hidden history of the Kosovo rescue of Jews
during World War II through his performance Memories of a dining table at the Festival
House of Tolerance. Among the rescuers was also his great-grandfather, and with one of
the families he rescued, Rezniqis formed a particularly close relationship that has been
preserved for four generations. This story moved the artist so much that he became the
director of the association for Kosovo-Israeli friendship and began to discover the forgotten
historical episodes. Among other activities of the association is his performance, which
was first performed on the central square in Pristina. And again within the framework of the
Festival House of Tolerance in GT22 and Ljubljana. When the visitor approaches the
board with a picture of the dining table and a brief description of its diverse history, the
artist starts his performance; simply by telling the incredible story of both families with a
special glow in his eyes and a gentle smile on his mouth.

More at: www.kosovaisrael.org/