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.
The Albanian Institute presents Artist Talk lecture series with the visual artist Alban Muja in conversation with Colin Huerter.
Albanian Institute in collaboration with Arte Institute and New Museum is proud to present “I will Play your Soul” interactive art performance at the IDEAS CITY Festival 2015.
Taulant Mehmeti, Kosovo born Albanian guitarist and a recent graduate from the New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music is a natural improviser, drawing upon the rich Balkan rhythms and gypsy music he grew up hearing and playing.
Directed by Dino Korca, the forum brings together a diverse range of speakers, artists and diplomats, and engages experts from across numerous fields, aiming to challenge old ideas, spark new ones, and catalyze potent partnerships across disciplines.
The prime protagonist is Juli (Flonja Kodheli), a pensive young woman who divides her time between looking after her elderly great-aunt Noje (Tinka Kurti) in her crumbling apartment block and working at the cafe, which is owned by her cousin Benni (Artur Gorishti).
Great art and culture at its best, opens our imagination, develops a critical mind and helps us to understand and accept our differences. And although the impact of art and culture may not be easily measured, the lack of it, always can.