When Art Is the Only Administration Left

When Art Is the Only Administration Left

The front page of the cultural supplement of the Italian newspaper Corriere della Sera today features an enlargement of one of Prime Minister Edi Rama’s doodles, with which he also papered a wall at the current Venice Biennial, curated by COD board member Christine Macel. What is remarkable is that the doodle features Rama’s official […]

Mediterranea 18 Fails To Be Apolitical

Mediterranea 18 Fails To Be Apolitical

The last few days, Tirana and Durrës hosted the Mediterranea 18 Young Artists Biennale under the title “History + Conflict + Dream + Failure = HOME.” In spite of the title, which suggests at least some form of critical inspection or introspection (how else could we know we failed?), the concept of the Mediterranea Biennale, […]

“The Cowboy,” Another Painter in Albanian Politics

“The Cowboy,” Another Painter in Albanian Politics

Socialist Party Deputy for Shëngjin, Eduart Ndocaj, who for some time seemed to have disappeared from the Albanian chronicles, has all of a sudden reappeared with a new political initiative: the Party of Albanian Emigration (Partia e Emigracionit Shqiptar). Clearly underestimated by the Albanian political analysts, the “Cowboy” has temporarily left the Albanian scene in order […]