Leone Contini


April – June 2013 Artist in Residency
Friday, 3rd May 2013, 7 P.M.
at Tirana Backpacker Hostel
Leone Contini, the first artist in residency for 2013 will present his artistic practice and the project “The Treasure Map” to be developed during his stay in Albania. Between April – June 2013 he will conduct an artistic research in different cities of Albania. The project idea flourished when the artist founded an old map of Albania under the Italian occupation. The map belonged to his grandfather who, during the WWII was stationed in the Balkans.

Italy has removed from its public debate its colonial past, likewise amnesia has destroyed his grandfathers’ memories. The map provides for a new chance to go back in time in the marked locations in the map and fill in the gaps generated by an irreversible loss of information, an attempt to retrace forgotten paths expelled from individual and collective memory.

This residency is made possible through the support of “NCTM e l’Arte”.
More information about the artist www.leonecontini.wordpress.com