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Exhibition

The Roof Garden Commission: Petrit Halilaj, Abetare

Hasta el 27 de octubre
Free with Museum admission

Kosovar artist Petrit Halilaj (born 1986, Kostërc, former Yugoslavia) has been commissioned to create a site-specific installation for the Museum’s Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Roof Garden. For the artist's first major project in the United States, Halilaj has transformed The Met Roof with a sprawling sculptural installation. 

Halilaj's work is deeply connected to the recent history of his native country, Kosovo, and the consequences of cultural and political tensions in the region. After a formative period in Italy, where he studied art at the Accademia di Brera in Milan, he moved to Berlin in 2008, where he still lives and works. His projects encompass a variety of media, including sculpture, drawing, poetry, and performance.

The exhibition is supported by

Additional support is provided by the Diane W. and James E. Burke Fund, Cynthia Hazen Polsky and Leon B. Polsky, and the Edward John & Patricia Rosenwald Foundation.

The catalogue is made possible by the Mary and Louis S. Myers Foundation Endowment Fund.

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Petrit Halilaj, Abetare (detail), 2024, The Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Roof Garden, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

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Hasta el 27 de octubre
Free with Museum admission
Blue text box that reads "The Roof Garden Commission" with the artist name, Petrit Halilaj