Culture, Drawings, Exhibition, Painting

“Go and don’t look back”

The exhibition called "Go and don't look back" was opened on Wednesday, May 24, TE'Galeria. This exhibition was developed by students of the Artistic Lyceum "Jordan Misja", led by their teacher. Students' creations gave color to this exhibition. The exhibition was open until June 11 from 10:00 - 13:00 and 17:00 - 19:00.

This exhibition had a great curiosity from people, since it is also an exhibition which had creations by students of the Artistic High School, i.e. young artists in this field.

Jo Vetem Mode nga Orinda Huta

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Culture, Environment, Projects

Vjosa n’Fest Second Edition

The Vjosa n'Fest festival was held on April 28, 29 and 30, 2023 in the city of Përmet from 9:00 a.m. until the early hours of the morning where hundreds of visitors who had traveled from various cities of Albania and other countries participated.
An all-encompassing festival with diverse activities such as music concerts with popular bands and DJs, sports activities and craft fairs.
Promotion of local businesses had a special focus, therefore a database was created for each category included in the festival such as Rafting, Hiking, Trekking etc. of the city. A database was also created with all accommodation structures located in the city and surrounding villages.
The declaration of the Vjosa River as a "National Park" has made the protection of the environment a priority. Consequently, tourism has become a unifying goal, with the potential to position the area as a competitive tourist destination, with value in the national, regional and global market.

The main activities that were held during the Festival are:
- Folk music concerts, live, DJ.

- Craft and culinary fair.

- Children's area with popular games, balloon making and many other fun activities.

- Outdoor sports and activities such as rafting on the Vjosa river,

- Daily guide, cultural trekking in the 18th century church of Leusa, hiking in the Thermal Waters of Benja, hiking in the Bredhi i Hotova national park.

- HotAir Baloons, the big gas balloon, was positioned in the city center and gave the attendees the opportunity to enjoy the beauty of the city of Përmet, during the controlled take-off and landing.

- Horse riding for horse enthusiasts.

- Mountain Bike Fest.

 For more information visit the website of Vjosa n'Fest .

Articles The Balkanista

Academy of Film & Multimedia Marubi

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Culture, Exhibition, Painting

“Her Energy”

"Her Energy" is the title of the exhibition that opened on Friday, April 7 at the Galeria, at 18:00. About 20 paintings were presented there, mainly with the Acrylic on Canvas technique. The public participating in the opening of this exhibition got to know more closely the paintings of the artist Kristina Shkurti.

The exhibition highlighted the female figure for its beauty, character, energy and spirit. Kristina brought, through her brushes, vibrant colors and strong contrasts which for her have flowed naturally in her creativity. The dynamic compositions of the subjects come often and like a dream that attracts you to be part of it. She said that she often finds inspiration in her unconscious which floats on the canvas together with the colors.

"As human beings, we have 2 types of energy within us, female and male, regardless of gender.
And each nature is represented by different opposite characteristics.
These energies must be in harmony and must not dominate one another.
The rhythms of modern life have become very fast in recent years. A trend has been created for it
possessing as many material things and power as possible.
Every day, women are in a constant struggle to prove that they can get by on their own without any help, that they are equally capable of working, and this is very okay.
But in this daily struggle, without realizing it, they have started to lose their power, their femininity.
And this happens where you are in a survival situation.
My creations with strong colors and contrasts want to convey exactly this.
Don't forget your natural power, your femininity, highlight it, you are more open to receiving help.
Be like soft water, not like hard rock."

Kristina Shkurti

The exhibition remained open until April 10 from 10:00 to 19:00.

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Culture, Drawings, Exhibition, Painting, Projects

Unknown Collective

The "Unknown Collective" exhibition by Kristian Zara opened its doors to the public on the 23rd of December. These works are part of the series with the same title, realized from the end of 2020 to the beginning of 2022. The style of the works is expressionism, but with minimalist execution (without many details).

The subject or topic addressed is related to the phenomena of the psychic world and especially in clear connection with memory; with that part of the memory deposited within our being but not very clear. These parts are the ones that, rarely, appear more like a flash in our mind than a pure memory of the past. If we gather them together, they create a collective in themselves for which we have no identity or definition. However, they create their own forms and influence our concepts about the outside world. Perhaps, they are also parts of dreams, perhaps figures that we have seen but that we have not observed for a long time. Maybe!


“There are many things and happenings that remain within our psychic realm. They fill in our inner reservoir of tremendous forces. All are transformed into an intangible matter that moves within the self. Entwined with senses and feelings, touched by thoughts and dreams, they create waves that synchronize light and shadow. Both sides form a unity, a singularity, by manifesting that active invisible life.  

Into the mind's energy, to my perception, all these seem to come from unknown collective beings.”

KRISTIAN ZARA

The artist's approach

In my artistic studies, for about 6 years, C. G. Jung's works on psychoanalysis and archetypes have had a strong influence. It is one of the areas that attracts me a lot and has already become a source of inspiration for my artwork. However, the expressionist style prevails in my personal style, while conceptualism is more and more integrated into my works. The subject I have long dealt with is the man or man between the two sides, the inner and invisible and the physical outer. For me, everything in the outer world starts from our inner world where the vital forces of our daily activity are also found.

Important for me to give directions about my artistic work, and not to explain what I want to say or have thought, and why. I think that the best I can do through the exhibiting of my works is to encourage the observer to start a process of reflection or meditation about the phenomena that are fabricated before him through visual reason. Everyone is free to find their own experience within what they see and is welcome to convey it with complete freedom.

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Culture, Environment

Hoja Hostel

Hoja Hostel is a new space near the center of Tirana, near the New Market, designed especially for people who want a place to stay while enjoying the city.

Hoja Hostel is a reasonably priced hostel that offers basic and shared accommodation. It features a large room with separate beds and a shared bathroom. The rooms offer bunk beds and also the hostel has a terrace with a wonderful view, where you can spend a pleasant evening. For people who prefer an affordable price to stay while exploring the city, Hoja Hostel is the perfect place.

Hoja Hostel has a space dedicated to art, the Art Residency Room, which welcomes artists and art lovers, turning it into a cultural space. We sincerely believe in the value and importance of the shared experience of personal, professional and artistic discovery that occurs within a supportive environment. The residency is open to musicians, painters, photographers, artisans and writers. Hoja Hostel offers a connection with a network of artists through meetings and visits to various art spaces in the city of Tirana. A place to stay and work away from the distractions of everyday life.

For more travel inspiration, click the link " https://www.momondo.de/city-guides/discover-tirana.49437.guide.ksp " > momondo’s Tirana Guide. 

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Tradite ne Gur
Culture, Exhibition, Projects, Visual Arts

Tradition in Stone

On December 11 at TE’Galeria at 17:00, was held the mosaic exhibition “Tradition in Stone” by Erieta Gajtani. The mosaic artist, Erieta Gajtani, exhibited to the visitors about 20 works of art with stones collected by herself.

Her inspiration comes from folklore and traditional motifs, from her memories of the old city of  Tirana, nature and the beauty of everyday life. She also expresses through her works, a concern about the lost identity of the city and invites us to reflect on what modernity is offering to tradition.

From this exhibition, visitors had the chance to understand the artist’s point of view and the fascinating mosaic technique.

 

 

The exhibition remained open to the public until December 17, 2022. It was visited by many art lovers.

 

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Poster Sting in The target
Culture, Exhibition, Projects

Sting in the Target

"Sting in the Target" is the title of the exhibition that opened on Friday, November 18, TE'Galeria, 7:00 p.m. The catalogue was presented as well as about 30 works in different techniques such as pencil, watercolour, acrylic or digital print. The public participating in the opening of this exhibition got to know the caricature art of Endri Beqo.

The world is presented through the art of caricature from the eyes of the artist Endri Beqo. Social topics and changes that have occurred in this decade. War, pollution, global warming, the Covid-19 virus, the economic crisis and the changes brought by technological innovations in people's lives are some of the themes that the artist has addressed in his work. After 10 years, he summarized these works in a catalogue, which is now available in bookstores in Tirana. Portraits, characters and phenomena of an Albanian and world social reality presented with doses of irony and humour in order to make you reflect.

The "Sting in the Target" exhibition remained open for art lovers until the 27th of November 2022 at the premises of TE'Galeria.

About the author
Endrit Beqo was born in Tirana and graduated from the University of Arts in Tirana in sculpture and graphics from 2010-2015. He has participated in many different activities in the Art category of caricature in portraits and collaborations in many different events as well as from the Municipality of Tirana.  He participated in the "Info Network" where he received the second prize in the theme of EU cartoons. He has also received international awards at various Festivals such as the Strip and Cartoon Biennial at the HAMAM Gallery in Prizren, Pristina Macedonia. Also at the exhibition (The Flame of January) in Gjilan.

The cartoon entered the map of Albania for the first time in 2020 when the Biennale Competition was organized by Niko Nikolla, in the city of Pogradec, where the artist was also a participant. And the last one was in Ferizaj at the festival of the Cartoon Association-HITHI when it was awarded the prize (for high artistic values). He has participated in collective exhibitions in the districts of Albania in groups, he has made three personal exhibitions with Social Caricatures about The earthquake and the last one about Covid (Gat Gallery). He has also illustrated articles, published children's books, worked in online newspapers and publications with different articles in social cartoons, as well as stage scenography of the Skampa theatre and composed posters in cartoons. His illustration is also a comic book that he has published and a book with the theme of emigration where he participated in the Graphic Novels from the Ministry of Culture.

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Artizanes
Culture, Projects, Visual Arts

Artizanes

Artizanes is a social business which aims to promote young artisans in Albania. Created in November 2021, Artizanes counts today about 60 Artisans who promote their creations in the space of our physical store located in the New Bazar. Artizanes aims to expand the range of handmade products as well as promote the sale of products produced by young artisans.

A variety of products like accessories, self-care products, and décor with materials such as clay, macrame, wire, stones, crystals, wood,  resin and other forms of expression can be found at ARTIZANES.

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Culture, Exhibition, Painting, Visual Arts

Inner Landscape

Ilda Pupa

This exhibition examines the expression of beauty, fragility and vulnerability of our environment. The young artists, Ilda Pupa offers a powerful personal visage as a metaphor for the cycle of life. We can realize in her artworks that human figure it’s not the superior subject as we think of it in our minds, Nature is. She has managed to develop research around nature, motifs and dreams.
Vibrant surface and entangled thoughts as tree branches welcome us in an imaginary landscape. An inner landscape of the artist. They appear as an invitation to connect individual emotions with collective emotions. Nature plays an important role in her paintings. Her works evokes searching and metaphors for attempting to remind us the perilous threat to nature.
Technically her paintings are characterized by lines and powerful, lively colors. Colorful abstraction formed by pieces borrowed from nature and the unconscious. Flowers are often seen in her artworks. Flowers are often seen as symbols of joy and pleasure. However, different types and colors of flowers bring unique meanings. Some flowers are seen as symbols of friendship and purity, while others are tied to forgiveness and death. Her paintings communicate emotions that continuously affect our daily lives. In most of her paintings Ilda Pupa seems to have reached her aim.

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Culture, Exhibition, Projects

Buy a painting for an education

 On September the 8th, TE'Galeria opened a solidarity exhibition. "Buy a painting, for an education" came to aid to some  children in the city of Elbasan. This exhibition was open for three days and many individuals and institutions expressed their solidarity for the cause.

The two-day painting workshop was conducted for children aged 7-13 and it was finalized with an exhibition. The income collected from this exhibition went as an aid to the purchase of school supplies and clothes for some children in the city of Elbasan. The list of needs was previously sent by the Organization A2A Albania and was made public on our website and Socal Media. 

This project was conceived by Ana Qirjazi and her family and brought to life by Tirana Ekspres, TE'Galeria in collaboration with the Association A2A Albania in Elbasan. Click the link to follow RTSH's chronicle dedicated to the project.

Thanks to the contributions collected by individuals, a company, and the embassy of Greece, Slovenia, and Turkish generosity we managed to secure school items for 50 children. 

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