ARCHITECTURE BEYOND TIME AND SPACE
…Now, however, Nimani’s work is taking on new meaning. After taking photographs for more than a decade, the artist owns an archive of hundreds of images which document Prishtina’s rapidly changing appearance. His paintings also mirror the city’s urban transformation. “In the 70s and 80s Prishtina was rebuilt, replacing traditional architecture with modernist buildings. Today, something similar is happening. Some of those buildings which I photographed don’t exist anymore. They are slowly disappearing and we are losing a part of our cultural heritage” says Nimani. And yet, it is in this destruction that Nimani’s paintings become a form of artistic resistance. Through repetition of painting figures from the past the artist refuses to allow their disappearance from collective memory. He rather points to their very existence./Seda Yildiz. 2020. Hamburg..