JOIN THE DOTS – Thanks to Imago Mundi, 163 Albanian artists exhibit together with artists from 40 Mediterranean countries. “Join the Dots” is an exhibition of 40 art collections, an invitation to join the dots by following the red thread that joins them. The city of Trieste has always been a hub for ideas and commerce, in our case transforming into the starting point of an itinerary between land and sea, taking us from the shores of the North Sea to the legendary Baghdad to sunny Morocco by the steps of the Danube and the Baltic beaches in the Negev Desert.
All thanks to the kaleidoscope of images provided by the works of over 6,300 artists. In addition, Join the Dots is a series of meetings and events that will animate the summer in Trieste, with a dense calendar of activities.
Albania is naturally there: Imago Mundi Knots opens the exhibition with 163 Albanian artists who exhibit together, becoming one of those points that connect Albanian art to the rest of the world. This is the number of times that Albanian artists exhibit their work around the world thanks to the Imago Mundi project.
The Albanian collection, called Knots / Nodes, contains works by these artists:
Robert Aliaj Dragot / Alketa Alikaj / Zeqir Alizoti / Vullnet Alushi / Mustafa Arapi / Bora Baboçi / Arben Bajo / Elio Bajramaj / Olsi Ballta / Natasha Bega / Olta Bello / Ervin Bërxolli / Llambi Blido / Lumturi Blloshmi / Ardit Boriçi / Diomen Borici / Sytki Brahimi / Florian Bregu / Nikolin Bujari / Maksim Bushi / Vladimir Caridha / Elton Çeçi / Enisa Cenaliaj / Adrian Çene / Edison Çerraj / Leon Çika / Klodian Deda / Greta Dhaskali Lami / Eros Dibra / Agron Dine / Ticiana Dine / Josif Droboniku / Artan Dracini / Ernard Dyli / Dorina Elmazi / Rudi Erebara / Viktor Ferraj / Aleksandër Filipi / Albes Fusha / Bevis Fusha / Helidon Gjergji / Genti Gjikola / Edmond Gjikopulli / Gentian Gjikopulli / Jorgji Gjikopulli / Yllka Gjollesha / Marjana Goxhabelliu / Arben Golemi / Bledar Gramo / Oltsen Gripshi / Rezart Gurashi / Abaz Hado / Alban Hajdinaj / Helidon Haliti / Najada Hamza / Andi Hila / Bedrana Hitaj / Rael Hoxha / Dritan Hyska / Ardian Isufi / Enton Kaca / Agim Kadillari / Brilanta Kadillari / Xheneta Kadillari / Ikbale Bushati (Kalaja) / Romeo Kallço / Ziso Kamberi / Blerta Kambo / Sidi Kanani / Ilir Kaso / Sead Kazanxhiu / Shpëtim Kërçova / Kosta Koçi / Edmond Kojani / Idlir Koka / Arben Koliçi / Julian Kondi / Anastas Kostandini / Ledia Kostandini / David Kryemadhi / Arsen Kurti / Beskida Kraja / Gazmend Leka / Pandeli Lena / Klodian Luca / Iva Lulashi / Rubin Mandija / Elsa Martini / Klement Mbrica / Shkëlqim Muçaj / Mimi Memiaj / Agron Mesi / Fatmir Miziri / Oert Miziri / Blerina Muça / Agim Muka / Genc Mulliqi / Vladimir Myrtezai (Grosha) / Alkan Nallbani / Hasan Nallbani / Theodhoraq Napoloni / Matilda Odobashi / Erion Nazeraj / Silvana Nini / Ali Oseku / Gjovalin Paci / George Pali / Umberto Pali / Ahilino Palushi / Petraq Papa / Edmond Papathimiu / Mikail Papuçiu / Heldi Pema / Artan Peqini / Bedri Pojani / Herald Pojani / Agron Polovina / Perlind Prelashi / Arjan Prifti / Franc Priska / Edit Pulaj / Remion Pronja / Adriana Puleshi / Armando Qoshku / Edmond Rira / Koço Ristani / Roland Runaj / Merita Selimi / Irgin Sena / Artan Shabani / Agron Shahinas / Edison Shahini / Artan Shalsi / Arjan Shehaj / Syhabit Shkreli / Gentian Shkurti / Sadik Spahija / Vlasov Sulaj / Altin Tabaku / Stefan Taçi / Anesti Taço / Jorgo Talo / Lekë Tasi / Genti Tavanxhiu / Mikel Temo / Alfred Temali / Arben Theodhosi / Era Tula / Sulltane Tusha / Eltjon Valle / Vangjush Vellahu / Maks Velo / Helidon Xhixha / Armando Xhomo / Blerta Xhomo / Anila Zajmi / Eldi Zebeli / Driant Zeneli / Moikom Zeqo / Aldi Zgjani / Fani Zguro / Ergys Zhabjaku / Fatos Zyberaj /
“Albania / Knots – 163 Contemporary Artists from Albania” summarizes in a very prestigious publication the Albanian artists. Project Manager of the whole project Imago Mundi in Albania is Elton Koritari and the collection is curated by Elton Koritari, Albes Fusha, Alban Hajdinaj. The whole project has been implemented in Albania by EJAlbum. The next exhibition in Trieste was opened to the public by Mr. Luciano Benetton and many personalities of Italian art and culture and beyond. We recall that Mr. Benetton holds a Honoris Causa degree awarded by the University of the Arts Tirana in a very beautiful and memorable ceremony for the Albanian art scene. Furthermore, the project has created a wide database of Albanian artists all over the world and a way of promoting and connecting the Albanian artistic scene with the world one. The Albanian collection will continue its journey through museums and art galleries around the world after the closing of this exhibition.
Trieste, SALONE DEGLI INCANTI
May 29 – September 2, 2018.
Photo Credits : Hektor Leka