It is difficult not to reflect in quarantine. For those of us who have not yet knowingly been infected, with all its restrictions, self-isolation is a time to pause, rest, reconnect with our immediate family and reflect. But reflection in this case is not merely a self-indulgent search for the meaning of life.
While we all face a long road ahead and practice social isolation, we need art more than ever to help us find comfort, hope, and a sense of unity.
A lecture by Professor Francesco Altimari on the Arbëreshë’s peculiar culture, the extraordinary history, and heritage, co-presented by the Albanian Institute and Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimò in NYC.
The Arbëreshë people, also known as Italo-Albanian or Arbëreshët e Italisë, are the descendants of the Albanian who fled to Italy between the 14th and 18th centuries as a consequence of the Ottoman invasion of the Balkans.
Hunting Flies, by Albanian-born, Norway-based writer-director Izer Aliu, to premiere in New York City.
Today, I am thrilled to announce a new partnership with Scandinavia House, following our collaboration last month in hosting a book talk. Even more, I am proud to introduce you to our new emerging artists, Driton Selmani born in Ferizaj, Kosovo and David Straange born in Charlotte, North Carolina, USA.
The Kosovo-born Finnish novelist Pajtim Statovci, who was hailed by the New York Times as “his literary gifts are prodigius” and New Yorker “strange and exquisite”, will join us to discuss his new novel Crossing, that speaks to identity, exile, war, and love, and much much more.
“Dance is how I express myself. Other artists express themselves by way of painting, music, or acting. I express myself through the expression of the body.” — Doda.
This Silence is a short documentary following dancer and choreographer Gentian Doda. It tells the story through movement and emotions on stage, with a quiet look at New York City streets.
A young poet who seems to have been writing for a hundred years in a language that’s only been written for a hundred years; an erotic lyricist in the ruins of a state; Luljeta Lleshanaku is the real thing…
Deep in the mountains, a young man is caught up in a blood feud that has plagued his family for generations. With one month to live, he must make an impossible choice: break the cycle to fight for love, or surrender to fate.
Sweet Home Albania is a groundbreaking theatrical Monologue written and performed by the talented Albanian born actor Aleksandros Memetaj.
Today, I am delighted to announce the launch of a new partnership between Albanian Institute New York and Google Cultural Institute!
In the award ceremony at Somerset House, Sir John Sorrell CBE, President of the London Design Biennale, presented Dino Korca with the Medal congratulating him for the outstanding contribution to the Biennale. “We are extremely honored to receive this recognition from London Design Biennale” said Dino Korca, Curator and Albanian Institute Director.
Utopia has come to mean a place of ideal perfection, for Korca, however, utopia is a journey rather than a destination. He says: “There is no such thing as a perpetually perfect place, because life itself is but motion, always in a state of change”.
Albanian Institute in collaborative partnership with Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum is delighted to participated in the groundbreaking creative technologies – the interactive Pen at the London Design Biennale.