Interdisciplinary Conference “The Times of Art”
June 6-8, 2014
Confirmed participants: Maeve Connolly, Boris Groys, Mihnea Mircan, Peter Osborne, Anri Sala.
DEADLINE EXTENDED UNTIL JANUARY 6, 2014
Call for Papers
The last three decades have witnessed a large increase in moving image artworks, particularly in exhibitions like the Venice Biennale, documenta, etc., but not only. The concept of repetition has played an important role in the production and the reception of these works. It has also taken many forms. Notable examples of the centrality and variety include Francis Alÿs’ work with the concepts of rehearsal and re-enactment as variations of repetition and Stan Douglas’ work with combinatorial mechanisms in works like Inconsolable Memories (2005), where repetitions of a different order and scale simultaneously constitute and conceal one another.
The Department of Eagles is proud to announce the publication “Uninspired Architecture” by Marco Mazzi, containing work produced during his residency in Tirana. The book will be designed by Carlo Cuppini published by Maschietto Editore and contain an introduction by Vincent W.J. van Gerven Oei. Expected publication date: January 2014.
On November 9, 2013, 19:00, the Department of Eagles will present the proceedings of the conference “Pedagogies of Disaster” at Friend’s Book House in Tirana. The presentation will be accompanied by a talk from Nick Skiadopoulos, “”Pedagogies of Disaster: A Conference as a Symptom of its Title.”
The proceedings can be ordered as hardcopy or downloaded as free, bilingual English-Albanian PDF at the website of Punctum Books.
Të dashura lezbike të Tiranës,
“Jam çdo lezbike” është një shëtitje në qytet, një guidë në formë audioje dhe një hartë në të cilën tregohet një pjesë e historisë sonë në Tiranë. Ajo bazohet në historitë që me aq bujari disa prej jush kanë ndarë me mua gjatë qëndrimit tim këtu në qytet. Si çdo histori rreth një qyteti, ato janë po aq subjektive, fantastike, të trishta e plot shpresë sa edhe të vërteta. Këto janë edhe histori te një rëndësie të madhe. Historia e dokumentuar lezbike në Tiranë, që është më shumë se pesë vjeçare, është pothuajse inekzistente dhe përderisa askush nuk po e shkruan historinë tonë për ne – na duhet që ne ta shkruajmë vetë. Faleminderit për kontributin tuaj. Kjo punë ju kushtohet juve!
Dear lesbians of Tirana,
“I’m Every Lesbian” is a city walk, an audioguide and a map that tells a part of your history in Tirana. It’s based on the stories that some of you so generously have shared with me during my time here in the city. As any story about a city they are as subjective, fantastic, sad and hopeful as they are true. Also they are stories of great importance. Documented lesbian history in Tirana, that is older than five years is next to non-existing and since no-one is writing our history for us – we have to write our own. Thank you for contributing. This work is dedicated to you.
– Sofia Hultin, 4.9.2013, Tiranë