TOAST Project Space presents the exhibition HURACÁN by Lek M. Gjeloshi, curated by Stefano Giuri, on Wednesday 22 November at 7pm.
The Lamborghini supercar that was donated to the Italian State Police force is called the Huracán; a bull from the bullfighting ring which is strongly inclined to attack.
The Huracán is the second sports car that Lamborghini has donated to the police force, after the Gallardo, which is now on permanent exhibition at the Museo dell’Auto della Polizia di Stato (the State Police Automobile Museum) in Rome.
According to Lamborghini’s website, the police force’s Huracán is used in the most urgent situations, such as providing first aid or transporting organs. In addition to its high-tech equipment, the car also features additional services useful for safely stopping vehicles.
As with many other vehicles, there is also a radio-controlled toy version of the Huracán Polizia, reproduced at a scale of 1:14 with a top speed of 9 km/h.
Lek M. Gjeloshi
Lek M. Gjeloshi was born in Shkodër, Albania, in 1987. His artistic work elaborates on the absence of a predetermined area of research, moving from video to site specific and through other conceptual actions. This direct application, be it visual or visible in his work, is created through an intimate relationship with a space that is either found or created.
Solo exhibitions from Gjeloshi include: Everlast, Stacion – Center for Contemporary Art Pristina (Kosovo, 2019); Sleepwalkers, Zeta Gallery (Tirana, 2018); All my colours turn to clouds, Villa Romana (Firenze, 2016); Off-cells, Shkodër Art Gallery (Albania, 2016). In 2018 he was an artist in residence at Residency Unlimited, New York. He has participated in numerous collective exhibitions, including: Strategies of being and seeing, Kunsthalle West Lana (Merano, 2019); Revolution is us Autostrada Biennale (Prizren, 2019); Border Crossing, Teatro Garibaldi (Palermo, 2019); Albania is not Cuba, Collateral Event of XIII Havana Bienial, El Paquete Seminale, (Cuba, 2019); Ex Gratia, Collezione Iannaccone (Milano, 2018); A time for dreams, The Moscow Museum of Modern Art (Russia, 2014); Nuovo Cinema Masaccio, Fuori posto, Casa Masaccio (San Giovanni Vald.no, 2014, 2013); Lontano da dove?, Fondazione Lanfranco Baldi (Pelago, 2012).