News from the Albanian Institute New York. Updates on our projects, introductions to the artists we work with and occasionally a long play article about themes or phenomena we find topical in the field of arts and visual culture.
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.
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.
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.