IMPRINT by Helidon Xhixha

Firetti Contemporary opens with a show by Helidon Xhixha in support of the awareness of Global Warming and the melting of polar glaciers.

Firetti Contemporary presents a solo exhibition of monumental artworks by international sculptor Helidon Xhixha in occasion of its first opening show. 

 

Two stainless steel sculptures entitled Iceberg and Earth will be at the center of the exhibition standing as an astounding manifesto in support of the awareness of Global Warming and the melting of polar glaciers.

 

An artist whose sculptural practice has gone from strength to strength – Helidon Xhixha’s Iceberg installations convey the intense sense of wonder that characterize his outlook and attitude towards art. 

 

With an approach that is the result of an artistic upbringing, a formal education and the artist’s own instinctive, creative drive, Xhixha presents us with a grand spectacle: Art which challenges its audience. Not simply through its sheer scale and mass but through its engagement with ideas of fundamental importance.

 

The floating installation ICEBERG by Helidon Xhixha was first exhibited in the middle of the Venetian lagoon in occasion of the 56th Venice Biennale in 2015.  A four meter high stainless steel sculpture, captivated audiences, garnering much attention from industry professionals and the media alike; as it floated through the Canal Grande and the Venetian lagoon. 

 

This outstanding reflective sculpture made a statement for global warming and the potential impact it could have on a place such as Venice in the near future.

March 22, 2021