Obrist, Get Over It

Obrist, Get Over It

When recently Swiss curator Hans Ulrich Obrist made a last, desperate attempt to bank on the cultural capital generated by well-known artists such as German artist Joseph Beuys and Cuban artist Tania Bruguera, both known for their interventions into the realm of politics, he couldn’t resist including the name of Prime Minister Edi Rama (and “his […]

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 […]

PM Rama at Venice Biennial

PM Rama at Venice Biennial

Prime Minister Edi Rama will exhibit at this year’s central exhibition of the 57th Venice Biennial. The international art event will open this year on May 13 and last until November 26. Leonard Qylafi will represent Albania at the National Pavilion in the Arsenale. Prime Minister Rama and his frequent collaborator Anri Sala will be the only […]

Leonard Qylafi Represents Albania at 2017 Venice Biennial

Leonard Qylafi Represents Albania at 2017 Venice Biennial

Artist Leonard Qylafi and curator Vanessa Joan Müller will represent Albania at the 57th Venice Biennial with the project “Occurrence in Present Tense.” After an open call organized by the Ministry of Culture, the project of Qylafi and Müller was the selected by an international jury consisting of Marco Scotini, curator of the previous Albanian […]