WORLD OF ART
School for Curators and Critics of Contemporary Art
2nd Year (September 2010–May 2011)
Series of Lectures on Curatorial and Institutional Practices
Joa Ljungberg and Edi Muka: Dreams, Failures and Achievements – Navigating through an institutional desert.
Thursday, September 16, 2010 at 20.00
It’s almost 20 years now that Albania exited it’s dictatorial past and enthusiastically joined the new world order, that forbidden fruit – democracy and market economy – widely propagated as the bright future of humankind.
Talking from the perspective of today’s Albania, this lecture will tell the story of an attempt to built an independent art institution in a context of a total lack of governmental support and a hard core, profit driven, neoliberal market economy.
As an art institution still without its own address, TICA is an ongoing story of achievements and of failures, both important to learn from.