Art, history And public space in contemporary Albania
Alessandro Gallicchio in conversation with Alban Hajdinaj (December 2021)
Alban Hajdinaj is an artist whose work addresses the impact of politics on the monumental context of contemporary Albania. Through different media (objects, photos, videos and paintings), he critically questions the transformations of Albania’s capital city, Tirana. In this interview, he speaks with researcher Alessandro Gallicchio, who studies contemporary art in the Balkan countries. They discuss Hajdinaj's practice in relation to the ways power structures affect perceptions and configurations of public space and historical memory in Albania today. Their conversation explores how art can critically engage with manifestations of power and propose new historical narratives.