press release

The third International Biennial of Contemporary Art of Tirana, building on the success of the previous editions, will open again on September 2005 in Tirana, Albania, a city in a continuos change.

Tirana Biennale3, will be developed in five different environments, each of them representing the historical and contemporary iconography of the city that will host the event.

Sweet Taboos is the title of this third edition that, by exploring the taboos of our contemporary society through artists’ works, will reflect upon the meaning and nature of taboos and upon how they can relate and artistically interact within the social and geographic Albanian context.

The Biennial will be structured as an art-site, focusing on works’ realization processes, to improve the dialogue between artists, visitors and their surroundings. Tirana Biennale3 will be built backwards, during five terms that shall run along 60 days. The shows shall add to each other, in order to complete the whole body of the exhibition with the last event that will constitute at the same time the finisage. The events of Tirana Biennale shall start from September 10, and continue to September 20, September 30, October 10, to finalize on October 22nd, while the show will go on until November 10, 2005.

The result will be a place where art is not simply shown, but produced, where the artists,invited to work on their project in-site, shall become part of the context and its complexities.

The local, artistic and political attention is drawn towards a potential of people and situations, to raise a needed debate on the many taboos that condition our lives. Tirana Biennale3, multilayered structure was designed by the intention to create a lively mechanism based on selected artists willing to commit to a research and to contribute to the Albanian cultural reality and its specificities.

The curators of Tirana Biennale3 are: Zdenka Badovinac (Slovenia), Roberto Pinto (Italy), Joa Ljungberg (Sweden), Hou Hanru (China/ France), Edi Muka and Gezim Qendro (Albania).

From the third edition the Institute of Tirana Biennale develops a new strategical approach thanks to the partnership with goodwill (Bologna, Italy). Goodwill is a consulting company in fundraising and fundraising oriented communication. The partnership aims to develop coordinated communications, new forms of business investement and enterprises’ social responsability.


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Tirana Biennale 3

Kuratoren: Zdenka Badovinac, Roberto Pinto, Joa Ljungberg, Hou Hanru, Edi Muka, Gezim Qendro

KünstlerInnen: Adel Abdessemed, AES+F , Saadane Afif, Hüseyin Alptekin, Henrik Anderson, Vladimir Arhipov, Maja Bajevic, Admir Bambur, Rebecca Belmore, Jutta Benzenberg, Michael Blum, Tania Bruguera, Garaicoa Carlos, Jota Castro, Banu Cennetogul, Magali Claude, Phil Collins, Joost Conijn, Minerva Cuevas, Nathalie Djurberg, Biljana Djurdjevic, Jimmie Durham, Magdalena Dziurlikowska, Latifa Echakhch, Olafur Eliasson, Cao Fei, Regina Jose Galindo, Gimhongsok , Edmond Gjikopulli, Ivan Grubanov, Jans Haaning, Mohammad Hamid, Edi Hila, Noritoshi Hirakawa, Pal Hollender, Mella Jaarsma, Emily Jacir, Isaac Julien, Sejla Kameric, Marko Kosnik, Andreja Kuluncic, Jessica Lagunas, H.H. Lim, Armando Lulaj, Mikael Lundberg, David Maljkovic, Rubin Mandija, Bujar Marikaj, Elahe Massumi, Monica Melin, Rudina Memaga, Agron Mesi, Margherita Morgantin, Ingrid Mwangi, Annee Olofsson, Lucy Orta, Pages , Cesare Pietroiusti, Huang Yong Ping, Platforma 9.81, Tadej Pogacar & P.A.R.A.S.I.T.E., Marjetica Potrc, Oda Projesi , Suela Qoshja, Ghazel Radpay, Michael Rakowitz, Mario Rizzi, Stefano Romano, Joanna Rytel, Sam Samore, Franck Scurti, Chen Shaoxiong, Erzen Shkololli, Nedko Solakov, Stalker , Apolonija Sustersic, Nasrin Tabatabai, Sissel Tolaas, Enzo Umbaca, Boja Vasic, Ru Xiaofan, Kan Xuan, Carey Young, Shen Yuan

kuratiert von Edi Muka, Gëzim Qëndro
Ort: Kompleksi "Goldi"
Eröffnung: September_10

kuratiert von Roberto Pinto
Ort: Kompleksi "Goldi"
Eröffnung: September_20

kuratiert von Zdenka Badovinac
Ort: "National Gallery"
Eröffnung: September_30

kuratiert von Joa Ljungberg
Ort: Kompleksi "Goldi"
Eröffnung: October_14

kuratiert von Hanru Hou
Ort: The National Gallery of Arts
Eröffnung: October_28September – November 2005