Alternative art spaces play a decisive role in Southeastern Europe’s contemporary art scene. This year’s special presentation, curated by Adela Demetja, will feature independent institutions from Croatia, Albania, Macedonia, Serbia and Slovenia.
Adela Demetja about what shaped her curatorial practice and why she chose alternative art spaces to represent the region.
This year Gallery On The Move from Tirana, Albania participated in VIENNAFAIR The New Contemporary for the first time. The founder Fani Zguro kindly agreed to tell us about contemporary art in Albania.
I landed in Tirana, the capital city of Albania with 433,000 inhabitants, and was spellbound by its hospitality, pride, and positive attitude. There was ample sunshine, and groups of men were in long conversations about serious issues while standing by their newly acquired luxury cars.