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10 May 2017

Mediterranea 18 - Young Artists Biennale

History + Conflict + Dream + Failure = HOME
Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Albania


The opening is from the 4th to the 9th of May. The exhibitions will continue until the 28th.

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Ministry of Culture
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Mediterranea 18
Young Artists Biennale from Europe and the Mediterranean

May 4-9, 2017

Tirana and Durrës, Albania

Multiple locations

MEDITERRANEA 18 Albania will be the hosting country of Mediterranea 18 Young Artists Biennale, a multidisciplinary exhibition that takes place once in two years in a different location in Europe. For the first time, The Ministry of Culture of Albania represented by Minister Mirela Kumbaro, will organize an international exhibition that brings together more than 230 international contemporary young artists (aged between 18-34) in the city of Tirana and Durrës.

Driant Zeneli was appointed the Artistic Director of Mediterranea 18 Young Artists Biennale, with the responsibility for conceptualizing the theme of the Biennale and setting up the curatorial team composed of:
Curator of Applied Arts: Jonida Turani
Curator of Visual Art: Maja Ćirić
Curator of Performance: Ema Andrea
Curator of Literary Creation: Maria Rosa Sossai
Curator of Music: Alban Nimani & Rubin Beqo
Curator of Film: Eroll Bilibani

The theme of Mediterranea 18 is History + Conflict + Dream + Failure = HOME and much more than a simple equation, Zeneli's curatorial concept describes why HOME is themed around four elements:
''History, intending the archive of the unaccountable number of individual stories, recorded or forgotten. Conflict, to consider the way we share homes. Dream as the project of home, as the fundamental human right to be free to choose and desire our real or imaginary home. Failure as the inner resistance of the various attempts, transformed along the way in search for the dream home''.

Mediterranea 18 Biennale will start on May 3rd, 2017 with a pre-Biennale, a performance and a talk organized by Regione Puglia in a ferry-boat traveling from Bari to Durrës. The talk on the ferry-boat will bring together a number of artists, art critics, journalists and politicians coming from all over the world to discuss about HOME in the context of the current socioeconomic and political occurrences in Europe and the Mediterranean. On May 4th, the Ministry of Culture of Albania will organize the opening of the Biennale in Tirana, Albania. On May 9th, the preview days will come to an end with a music performance that will be held in the Amphitheater of Durrës, a world heritage candidate.

More than 230 artists will exhibit in some unusual and thought-provoking spaces around Tirana and Durrës. The exhibition spaces include former communist sights, museums, buildings, installations, etc.

Mediterranea 18 is a stop in between two important Art Exhibitions. The international public can enjoy an interesting cultural itinerary starting from Documenta 14, Athens to Mediterranea 18, Tirana & Durrës and ending at Venice Biennale 57 - 2017.

DOCUMENTA 14 April 14 –July 16


La Biennale di Venezia- 57th International Art Exhibition May 13- 26 November

Mediterranea 18 will remain open to the public until May 28, 2017.