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From: info {AT} tiranabiennale.net
To: spectre {AT} mikrolisten.de
Subject: [spectre] Tirana Biennale, Press Release Episode 5
Date: Mon, 24 Oct 2005 13:40:26 +0200




Hou Hanru, Curator

28 October - 10  November 2005

The National Gallery of Arts, Tirana

28 October 2005, nearby the National Gallery of Arts in Tirana, will
inaugurate GO INSIDE, the last of the five episodes of ãSweet
Taboosä, the theme of TIRANABIENNALE3.

GO INSIDE, curated by Hou Hanru, marks the Îfinissageâ of the
International Biennale of Art, which in four previous episodes, saw
over 60 artists exploring the question of taboos in our society,
reflecting on their meaning and nature in relation to the concepts of
power, defeat, democracy, sexuality, idealism and integration.

10 September 2005 the inauguration of TEMPTATIONS/ EPISODE 1 marked
the opening of the third edition of the Tirana Biennale.

While in TEMPTATIONS, curated by Edi Muka and Gezim Qendro (Albania),
artists including Olafur Eliasson, Phil Collins and Pal Hollender
analyzed how taboos correlate with the idea of power and the
temptation to violate its confines, in the second episode, TO LOSE
WITHOUT BEING A LOSER, Roberto Pinto (Italy), invited artists such as
Tania Bruguera, Jota Castro, Maja Bajevic and Stefano Romano, to use
their work to reflect on the concept of defeat, not as incapacity to
win, but rather as alternative view of the world.

DEMOCRACIES, title of the third episode, curated by Zdenka Badovinac
(Slovenia), focused on parallel economies, exploring the different
new possibilities in the concept of democracy, through artworks and
new operations, such as permission to screen the film THE TAKE, a
documentary on the effects of globalization and their implications,
which the artist Apolonia Sustersic invited unemployed workers in
Albania to attend free.

Jessica Lagunas, Mario Rizzi, Regina JosÎ Galindo and 12 other
artists, in BITTERSWEET, curated by Joa Ljungberg (Sweden), confront
one of societyâs most contradictory topics: sex and sexuality,
investigating relationships between body, power and commercialization.

For the final episode, GO INSIDE, Hou Hanru (China/France), has
invited 25 artists from different countries to test themselves
against the spaces of Tiranaâs National Gallery, the place where the
countryâs artistic memory is conserved.

ãThe power of restructuring inherent in the process of deconstructing
the past,ã the curator believes, ã is enormous and irresistible and
is seen almost more as a taboo that should be resisted and one we
should opposeä.

GO INSIDE, emphasizing the connections between manifestations of the
present both with history and with local conditions, comprises
sculpture, installations, projections and sound projects by Adel
Abdessemed, AES, Michael Blum, Magali Claude, Bannu Cennetogul,
Latifa Echakhch, Cao Fei, Gimhongsok, Ivan Grubanov, Jens Haaning,
Norotishi Hirakawa, Mella Jaarsma, H.H.Lim, David Maljkovic, Michael
Rakowitz, Sam Samore, Franck Scurti, Chen Shaoxiong, Ru Xiaofan, Kan
Xuan, Huang Yong Ping, and Shen Yuan.

Now being held for the third time, the Tirana Biennale, has not only
established itself as an international art event, but also plays a
significant role in the process of growth taking place in Albania, a
country that has intuited to what extent culture can represent a
point of departure, rather than one of arrival, in economic



Curators: Edi Muka, G'zim Q'ndro

Exhibition venue: Kompleksi Goldi

10 September

<http://www.tiranabiennale.net/episode_2.htm>EPISODE 2
<http://www.tiranabiennale.net/episode_2.htm>[TO LOSE WITHOUT BEING A

Curator:  Roberto Pinto

Exhibition venue: Kompleksi Goldi

20 September

<http://www.tiranabiennale.net/episode_3.htm>EPISODE 3 [DEMOCRACIES]

Curator: Zdenka Badovinac

Exhibition venue: The National Gallery of Arts

30 September

<http://www.tiranabiennale.net/episode_4.htm>EPISODE 4 [BITTERSWEET]

Curator:  Joa Ljungberg

Exhibition venue: Kompleksi Goldi

14 October

<http://www.tiranabiennale.net/episode_5.htm>EPISODE 5 [GO INSIDE]

Curator:  Hou Hanru

Exhibition venue: The National Gallery of Arts

28 October


Zdenka Badovinac Director of ãModerna Galerijaä, Ljubljana since
1993.  She has curated shows of Slovene and international artists:
Body and the East - From the 1960s to the Present (1998); 2000+
Arteast Collection: The Art of Eastern Europe in Dialogue with the
West; Form Specific (2003)

Roberto Pinto an independent curator who lives and works in Milan.
He was editor-in-chief of Flash Art. Shows curated include: Arte
all'Arte (2000), Transform (2001) Dimensione Follia (2004), Spazi
Atti (2004). Professor of the History of Contemporary Art at the
University of Trento, he was one of the curators of the Kwangju
Biennale (2004).

Joa Ljungberg an independent curator, working in cooperation with
Swedenâs National Public Arts Council.  She has worked with Moderna
Museet in Stockholm on its international exhibition programme.

Hou Hanru one of the most innovative curators and critics on the
international scene today. His most important shows include Cities on
the Move (co-curated with Hans-Ulrich Obrist), Out of the Center,
Parisien(ne)s, and the Kwangju Biennale (2004).

Edi Muka Curator of the National Gallery of Arts since 2000 and
teacher at Tiranaâs Academy of the Fine Arts. In September 2000, he
created the Gallery of Contemporary Art of ICC.  He is a founder and
director of the Tirana Biennale.

G'zim Q'ndro Former Director of the National Gallery of Arts.
Co-founder and Co-director of the Biennale Institute in Tirana.
Professor at ãMarubi Film and Multimedia schoolä.


The National Gallery of Arts

Deshmoret and Kombit Blvd.

Tirana - Albania

Tel  +355 682 230 120

  Admission: ¥ 1

Kompleksi Goldi

Rr. Dibres 229

Tirana - Albania

Admission:  free

Open: 11 am - 3 pm and  4 - 7 pm

Starting from this edition, the Tirana Biennale has begun working in
partnership with goodwill (Bologna, Italy), a strategic consultancy
agency specializing in cultural fundraising and in
fundraising-oriented communications. This collaboration will make it
possible to develop innovative strategies in sustainability and for
raising funds and is intended to strengthen the Biennale, not only as
a cultural initiative but also as a social project, connected to the
wider objectives of territorial regeneration and improvement. In this
sense, policies of  participation in  and support for the Biennale
are closely linked to making Albaniaâs cultural identity more widely
and more deeply appreciated in other countries.



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Fundraising and development:
<http://www.good-will.it>www.good-will.it - info {AT} good-will.it

Institute of Tirana Biennale

tel   +355 682230120

fax  +355 4233975

info {AT} tiranabiennale.net


Performances during the day of the opening (28th of October).

Place: Sheshi Avni Rustemi

Tirana, Albania

Free Entry

Opening Hours: 10:00-14:00 15:00-17:00

Carey Young: ã Conflict Management ã

Place: Kompleksi Goldi Rr. Dibres 229


Free entry

Opening hours: 10-19

Regina JosÎ Galindo: ã Beginning of Death, Beginning of Life ã

 From 13:00

Henrik Andersson: ä Ode an die Freude ä


Monica Melin: ã Memory«s return. The victim and the perpetrators ã

An ongoing memory-workshop by and with Monica Melin


Place: International Centre of Art

Blvd. ãD'shmor't e Kombitä

Michael Rakowitz: ã Minaret ã

5:36 am, 7:07 am, 12:25 pm, 3:17 pm, 5:42 pm, 7:09 pm

     Place: The National Gallery of Arts

Blvd. ãD'shmor't e Kombitä

     Tirana ö Albania

     + 355 (0) 682230120

     Mella Jaarsma: ã Refugee Only ã

     From 19:00

     H.H. LIM: ã Red Room ã

     From 19:00

On the opening of 28th at 18:30 an AMC Contemporary Art-Prize will be
handled out to the best Albanian artist participating in the Biennale

    Program / events during the 29th of October

Place: International Centre of Art

Blvd. ãD'shmor't e Kombitä

  Michael Rakowitz: ã Minaret ã

5:37 am, 7:08 am, 12:25 pm, 3:15 pm, 5:41 pm, 7:08 pm

Screening of the film ã THE TAKE ä at 16:00, made by Apolonija
Sustersic. Address: KINEMA ã AGIMI ã, Blvd Zhan D?rk.



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<http://www.good-will.it>www.good-will.it -
<mailto:info {AT} good-will.it>info {AT} good-will.it

Biennale Institute, Tirana

tel   +355 (0) 682230120

fax  +355 (0) 4233975

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