“After the poultry plant I worked at the city decoration unit (where propaganda banners and posters were made). Work there meant a step toward political rehabilitation, something of an epilogue to the process of my reeducation in the bosom of the working class. During that period I had looser, less intense connections with the art going on then. In my works I tried indirectly to draw attention to the relation existing then between the official guidelines for art and the artist who had to include in his creative work the message imposed by the party. Since that time I have always reflected on the idea of realism as an esthetic and my relation to that issue.” (Edi Hila)

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