mosque on the snow

2011, photo 70 x 105 cm, lambda on aluminum

A huge mosque on snow seems to rise above the town of Prishtina. The 99 glass cupolas of building act as a sort of counter altar to the soft sinuosity of the snow. The National Library of Prishtina in Kosovo, commissioned by the Serb state to a Croatian architect, Andrija Mutnjakovic, and inaugurated in 1982, is considered one of the symbols of modern Balkan architecture, an innovative project, although even today people considers it a terrifying piece of architecture. Interested in the contrast of this double perception, I took a series of photos where I try to give a sense of a further possible perception.