May 25 Is Now October 1
With more autonomy in 1974, Kosovo saw an upsurge in urban planning and architectural freedom, enabled by modernism and in turn expressed through competitive sports and a shift away from ethnic particularities, which signalled a shift West. This image collection by Bardhi Haliti is the result of seven years of research in Kosovar newspapers published between 1974 and 2018. The images have been variously cropped, zoomed, and paired by similarity. The choreography is not meant to render them valuable objects, but rather to help find their meaning beyond that which is found within the now unfashionable sports halls constructed throughout Kosovo during the Yugoslavian period.