ART & ARTISTS
We believe in artists and their essential role in our society.
The Albanian Institute, founded to champion, empower, and celebrate artists of all disciplines, has continued steadfastly in its mission for over a decade. The Artists Index includes some of the artists currently represented in the collection or presented in one of our exhibitions or programs. It will be updated periodically to reflect the Institutes’s ongoing work to increase access to its collection. The artists talks program, representation, and permanent collection, informally begun by artists who saw the critical need for institutional stewardship and presentation of their work, is now recognized as important public collections of works by Albanian artists.
George Richard Manus, 85 years old, and his brother Ronald Manus, 87 years old (family’s original last name was Minici) are the last living relatives in the family that have memories of the Arbëreshë language and stories, songs, and old passed-down refrains or sayings from their grandparents who were born in Vaccarizzo Albanese, also known as Vakarici, in Calabria, and immigrated to America.
#OurHeroines: This International Womens Day, we’re celebrating Mrika Nikqi, and other strong women and girls who inspire and speak up for an Equal Future!
We join fellow EUNIC members in saluting women who have expanded our sense of actual possibilities.
The Kosovo-born Finnish novelist Pajtim Statovci, who was hailed by the New York Times as “his literary gifts are prodigious” 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.
Albanian Institute was awarded the London Design Biennale 2016 Public Medal, for the exceptional design contribution to the 2016 theme, Utopia By Design.
Dino Korca will be in conversation with Biennale Director Dr. Christopher Turner about the idea of progress, where the pursuit of the idea is more interesting than the final destination.
Albanian Institute New York is pleased to announce that it will represent Albania at the inaugural London Design Biennale 2016.