STATION TO STATION

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    STATION TO STATIONDear Friends and Supporters of Tirana Ekspres,

    This Saturday, March 17th 2012, at 19h00, Tirana Ekspres will host the opening exhibition of Heldi Pema’s most recent work, a series titled “Station to Station”. It consists of an art installation that began durin Pema’s participation in the Artists in Residence program at the “Kultur Kontakt” in Vienna. This huge “mixed technique” installation encompasses various objects, some of which are recycled. He makes special use of fashion magazines as well as old Soviet magazines taken from East Germany’s vast DDR archive (Auchtung Berlin).

    Pema playfully manipulates and transforms all these archival and recent materials recalling the California paranoia illustrated in Mike Kelley’s “Destroy all Monsters” project. During the opening, the artist will also introduce a sound project entitled “TAXI”. This is an album of soundtracks produced in collaboration with seven other artists, among which are Anri Sala, Bert Theis and Steve Piccolo.

    Mr. Pema was born in Tirana in 1977. Upon completio of his studies in the Visual Arts department of the Academy of Fine Arts in Tirana he attended the International Summer Academy in Salzburg, the Real Presence in Belgrade, the O’Artoteca in Milano and the Kultur Kontakt in Vienna. In 1998 he worked for “Manifesta 2” in Luxembourg.

    From 2003 to the present, he has worked as a curator in the National Gallery of Arts of Albania. In 2008, Mr. Pema won the special prize in Onufri’s Contest followed by the second prize in the same event in 2009. Hes works have showcased in the 52nd International Art Exhibition La Biennale di Venezia, in the Haus Lutzoplatz of Berlin, in the Museum of Contemporary Art Villa Croce in Genova, in Tirana’s Institute for Contemporary Art, in the National Gallery of Arts Prishtina, the National Gallery of Arts Tirana, the Biennale of Europe and the Mediterranean in Athens, in the second Biennale of Tirana, etc.STATION TO STATIONDear Friends and Supporters of Tirana Ekspres,

    This Saturday, March 17th 2012, at 19h00, Tirana Ekspres will host the opening exhibition of Heldi Pema’s most recent work, a series titled “Station to Station”. It consists of an art installation that began durin Pema’s participation in the Artists in Residence program at the “Kultur Kontakt” in Vienna. This huge “mixed technique” installation encompasses various objects, some of which are recycled. He makes special use of fashion magazines as well as old Soviet magazines taken from East Germany’s vast DDR archive (Auchtung Berlin).

    Pema playfully manipulates and transforms all these archival and recent materials recalling the California paranoia illustrated in Mike Kelley’s “Destroy all Monsters” project. During the opening, the artist will also introduce a sound project entitled “TAXI”. This is an album of soundtracks produced in collaboration with seven other artists, among which are Anri Sala, Bert Theis and Steve Piccolo.

    Mr. Pema was born in Tirana in 1977. Upon completio of his studies in the Visual Arts department of the Academy of Fine Arts in Tirana he attended the International Summer Academy in Salzburg, the Real Presence in Belgrade, the O’Artoteca in Milano and the Kultur Kontakt in Vienna. In 1998 he worked for “Manifesta 2” in Luxembourg.

    From 2003 to the present, he has worked as a curator in the National Gallery of Arts of Albania. In 2008, Mr. Pema won the special prize in Onufri’s Contest followed by the second prize in the same event in 2009. Hes works have showcased in the 52nd International Art Exhibition La Biennale di Venezia, in the Haus Lutzoplatz of Berlin, in the Museum of Contemporary Art Villa Croce in Genova, in Tirana’s Institute for Contemporary Art, in the National Gallery of Arts Prishtina, the National Gallery of Arts Tirana, the Biennale of Europe and the Mediterranean in Athens, in the second Biennale of Tirana, etc.

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