Uninspired Architecture: Public Space and Public Memory in Albania

About This Project

This event-exhibition, taking place during one week in Sincresis Spazio d’arte in Empoli, Italy, will sketch out a potential exhibition on the (re)enactment of public memory in public space, fleeting or more stable forms of monumentality, and potential modes of reactivation in different types of media. On the cover of the book from which this event-exhibition borrows its title, Marco Mazzi suggests that “photography is the exact opposite of pure immediacy.” The process of photography’s infinite deceleration from the immediacy of the event until an immeasurable standstill, which is emphasized by the importance of publications in the exhibition space – hermetic structures compared to the openness of the painting –, is traced through a series of works that all engage in a certain rearrangement of history and memory present in Albanian public space.




Vincent W.J. van Gerven Oei and Marco Mazzi


Ag, Diego Cossentino, Vincent W.J. van Gerven Oei, Pim van der Heiden, Armando Lulaj, Iva Lulashi, Marco Mazzi