100 KM ART
Tirana/Shkodra Public Art Parcours
29 September 2013
An art exhibition on the road between Tirana and Shkodra with works by
Susanne Schär & Peter Spillmann
Studio 203 & Romeo Kodra
curated by Adela Demetja and Eveline Wüthrich
100 km Art – Tirana/Shkodra Public Art Parcours is a collaboration of Albanian and Swiss contemporary artists. The artists have been invited to realize site specific works on the road between the capital city of Tirana and the city of Shkodra at the border to Montenegro. Whereas Tirana is today’s creative and artistic capital, Shkodra is the oldest and biggest city in the north of the country with an important tradition in art but also music and film. The street connecting the two cities and leading to Kosovo is a main axe, driven by many people on their everyday ways. Besides some historical monuments as signs of identity and statues of national heroes mostly situated in the city centre, there’s not much art in public space in Albania. Not only leaving the inside space of the museum but also the actual city, the project is about going one step further and engaging with a new territory and addressing a different public. Bringing Swiss and Albanian artists together that address public space in their work is the main goal of the exhibition. Both parts are needed, as the Swiss artists are experienced with art in public space – a common phenomenon in Switzerland with a long tradition – whereas the Albanian artists are familiar with the landscape and circumstances in Tirana and Shkodra.
Bus Tour starts at 11:00 a.m, Sunday September 29th 2013 at Mother Terza Square in front of National Archeological Museum. The tour is free and will guide the public through the art works on the road between Tirana and Shkodra.
The exhibition is organized by Tirana Art Lab – Center for Contemporary Art and generously supported by Pro Helvetia.