Writing Jobs

“Writing Jobs” is the classic winter panorama of the city; everything in black and white; a colorless sky; sunlight is replaced by the permanent gray of the suspended giant curtain that sometimes looks white and sometimes like a gray net hanging there for months in a row. It is the ideal period to write, but when I can’t, I turn to archives for assistance. I detach phrases from my volume with stories entitled “Mr. Dosti” (2010), I snap photos of urban fragments from the streets of the surrounding neighborhood (they all look the same to me). It seems like I always walk down the same street. Only the phrases I enter as subtitles make me distinguish the images from each other. However, I do enjoy it all. It looks like I’m editing subtitles for a black and white movie. There’s never an excess of black and white during winter. I used to love wintertime for the fact that it ignores colors. But not anymore. Winter finally lost its meaning for my senses.

Fani Zguro (b. 1977, Tirana) lives and works in Milan. Zguro graduated at the Accademia delle Belle Arti di Brera in Milan (1998-2007). In 2007, he won the International Onufri Prize assigned by the National Gallery of Arts in Tirana; in 2016 the International Mulliqi Prize of the National Gallery of Kosovo in Pristina and the Best Video-Art award at TIFF Tirana. Zguro was part of the AiR program for 2017 at Q21, Museumsquartier, Vienna. His work has been shown at Haus der Kulturen der Welt Berlin, National Museum of Contemporary Art Bucharest, Musée des Civilisations de l’Europe et de la Mediterranée Marseille, Photo Museum Braunschweig, 2nd Tirana Biennale, 3rd Mardin Biennial, 4th Young Artists Biennial of Bucharest, 6th Çanakkale Biennial, 13th Cairo Biennale, Belvedere 21 – Museum für zeitgenössische Kunst Vienna, Ludwig Museum Budapest, PalaisPopulaire Berlin, New York Public Library and Centre Pompidou Paris.

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