Albanian Institute New York

Albanian Institute New York A national institution working to promote a better understanding of Albanian arts, culture, society, education, and innovation in the US. and beyond.

The Albanian Institute is a nonprofit arts and cultural organization based in New York. We are a multi-arts institution supporting, producing, and presenting all disciplines of performing arts, visual arts, and popular culture. We provide a forum for cultural exchange and dialogue, places of encounter and conversations that are about bringing art and people together. Programs range from music to literature, film to theatre and dance, visual arts to architecture, design and fashion, in addition to performances, talks and lecture series, with collaborations across these disciplines and others, in the US and around the world.

Today, very pleased that the EU Council adopted its conclusions on an EU strategic approach to international cultural re...
04/08/2019
EU adopts strategic approach to international cultural relations

Today, very pleased that the EU Council adopted its conclusions on an EU strategic approach to international cultural relations, paving the way for a framework for action.

The Conclusions take stock of synergies between EU and its Members in international cultural relations, such as the launch of the European Houses of Culture to be implemented by EUNIC, the umbrella organization of EU national cultural institutes.

Albanian Institute, the only national cultural institution that is a member of EUNIC, will be part of this project and will continue to use the full potential of culture to strengthen our coordination and strategy on the best way to promote international cultural relations and building a more inclusive and fairer Union — that is what we have been doing since the beginning and it is at the core of our mission.

Also, the photo published by EEAS is from the Castle Gjirokastra, Albania by Blerta Kambo — a good omen :)

Learn more: https://bit.ly/2I9EOpQ

EEAS - European External Action Service - European Union External Action

Join us for a literary conversation with the Finnish-Kosovan acclaimed novelist Pajtim Statovci in person — whose “l...
04/04/2019
A Literary Conversation with Pajtim Statovci in person, New York City.

Join us for a literary conversation with the Finnish-Kosovan acclaimed novelist Pajtim Statovci in person — whose “literary gifts are prodigius" as hailed by the New York Times, and “strange and exquisite” by New Yorker. He will discuss his new novel Crossing, that speaks to identity, exile, war, love, and much, much more. The talk will be followed by a book signing and reception.

Next Monday at 7 PM, New York City. Click the link for details and to RSVP!

The Kosovo-born Finnish novelist Pajtim Statovci, who was hailed by the New York Times as “his literary gifts are prodigius" and New Yorker “strange and exquisite”, will join us to discuss his new novel Crossing, that speaks to identity, exile, war, and love, and much much more.

Tomorrow is the U.S. premiere of 55 Shades of Gay, written by the distinguished playwright from Kosovo Jeton Neziraj, di...
03/06/2019
55 Shades of Gay: Balkan Spring of Sexual Revolution - Albanian Institute New York

Tomorrow is the U.S. premiere of 55 Shades of Gay, written by the distinguished playwright from Kosovo Jeton Neziraj, directed by award-winning Blerta Neziraj and performed by an eminent team of theater artists that features Tristan Halilaj, Semira Latifi, Bujar Ahmeti, Shengyl Ismaili, Alketa Sylaj, set to take place at the Ellen Stewart Theatre, LaMaMa in New York. The performance will run through March 17...

Produced and performed by an eminent team of theater artists from Kosovo, 55 Shades of Gay is a play written by Kosovo playwright Jeton Neziraj, and directed by award-winning directress Blerta Neziraj, a member of Lincoln Center Theater Lab.

01/31/2019
Royal Opera House

All Heart and Soul ❤️ ❤️ ❤️

Ermonela Jaho @ Royal Opera House

💯 Passion and intensity

Proof that opera is the ultimate art form - Ermonela Jaho's emotional curtain call after giving 100% in our live cinema relay of La traviata

This Silence is an inspiring short documentary following dancer and choreographer Gentian Doda. “Dance is how I expres...
12/20/2018
This Silence – DeARTE

This Silence is an inspiring short documentary following dancer and choreographer Gentian Doda.
“Dance is how I express myself. Other artists express themselves by way of painting, music, or acting. I express myself through the expression of the body.”
SEE THE FILM ++

THIS SILENCE by Dino Korca Gentian Doda THIS SILENCE   A short documentary following dancer and choreographer Gentian Doda, told in a dreamlike story through movement and memories with a quiet look at New York City streets. Commissioned by Albanian Institute New York Directed by: Dino Korca Choreog...

Congratulations to you both! You make us proud and WE LOVE YOU! ❤️❤️❤️ @BebeRexha @DuaLipa  #Albanian #Gramm...
12/09/2018

Congratulations to you both! You make us proud and WE LOVE YOU! ❤️❤️❤️
@BebeRexha @DuaLipa #Albanian #Grammys #beberexha #dualipa #Kosovo #Albania

09/04/2018
Art Factory International

Art Factory International

Here we share a glimpse of Hotel Propaganda created in collaboration with NAPA National Academy of Performing Arts Karachi Pakistan. Last season among the amazing artists that we had without excluding anyone, part of the group was also Vajdaan Shah, a Pakistani Actor & Performer.
AFI the Multi Culti platform honoured to host such great artists, that have been part of the platform.

Please join us as we celebrate the publication of Negative Space with Luljeta Lleshanaku, and Ani Gjika in person. TODAY...
05/11/2018
NEGATIVE SPACE: NYC Launch: Luljeta Lleshanaku, Ani Gjika, and Eliot Weinberger at Poets House

Please join us as we celebrate the publication of Negative Space with Luljeta Lleshanaku, and Ani Gjika in person.

TODAY, Friday May 11, 2018 at 7PM
McNally Jackson Williamsburg, 76 N 4th Street, Brooklyn

TOMORROW: Saturday May 12, 2018 at 6PM
Venue: Poets House, 10 River Terrace, New York

Luljeta Lleshanaku is internationally known as Albania’s most important and inventive poet of her generation. Ani Gjika is Albanian-born poet, writer, and literary translator, and the author of Bread on Running Waters.

Book Launch at Poets House

02/20/2018

About Albanian Institute New York

BROKEN APRIL - a play based on the novel by the leading Albanian literary figure, Ismail Kadare, premiered on Jan 24th a...
01/26/2018

BROKEN APRIL - a play based on the novel by the leading Albanian literary figure, Ismail Kadare, premiered on Jan 24th and runes through Jan 28th, 2018, a collaborative presentation in partnership with Columbia University School of the Arts - at Lenfest Center for the Arts. "I think the world of Broken April is one that American audiences don't often get to enter, which is in part what attracted us to the story in the first place." – Ned Moore

The play is adapted by Ned Moore, and directed by Arthur Makaryan. Photo: Rob Strong

On May 5, 2017 Albanian Institute members and invited guests joined by New York theatre-lovers filled up the auditorium ...
05/12/2017

On May 5, 2017 Albanian Institute members and invited guests joined by New York theatre-lovers filled up the auditorium at New York University - Casa Italiana for the U.S. premiere of "Sweet Home Albania" a groundbreaking theatre performance by Aleksandros Memetaj, part of IN SCENA! Italian Theater Festival NY 2017.

Join us tomorrow as we kick-off the spectacular performance of "Sweet Home Albania" at NYU Casa Italiana, and Sunday at ...
05/04/2017
Albanian Institute New York | Artists, Artworks, and Contact Info | Artsy

Join us tomorrow as we kick-off the spectacular performance of "Sweet Home Albania" at NYU Casa Italiana, and Sunday at the Brick Theatre in Brooklyn, part of IN SCENA! Italian Theater Festival NY 2017. For details, check out the link..

Albanian Institute is a non-profit contemporary art institution located in New York City. We support the arts across disciplines, provide a forum for cultural dialogue, and create educational opportunities in the U.S. and beyond.

Please join us for the groundbreaking performance of "Sweet Home Albania", part of IN SCENA Italian Theater Festival NY!...
04/30/2017

Please join us for the groundbreaking performance of "Sweet Home Albania", part of IN SCENA Italian Theater Festival NY!

Friday, May 5, 2017, 6 - 8PM
New York University, Casa Italiana, 24 West 12th Street, NYC.

Limited space still available. To attend, please register by filling out the form: https://goo.gl/DisTB6

Happy New Year from all of us at  Albanian Institute New York! Take a look at our highlights from another great year - 2...
12/31/2016
2016: Year in Review

Happy New Year from all of us at Albanian Institute New York!

Take a look at our highlights from another great year - 2016 in Review!

We're grateful and inspired by everything we have been able to achieve together, and even more excited about what's to come!

Thanks to all of you who have supported us and are part of this wonderful journey.

Albanian Institute New York

Great news! Albanian Pavilion, curated and administered by Albanian Institute New York has been selected among "10 Outst...
09/20/2016
10 Outstanding Pavilions at the London Design Biennale

Great news! Albanian Pavilion, curated and administered by Albanian Institute New York has been selected among "10 Outstanding Pavilions at the London Design Biennale" by the industry-leading global design publication, the awesome Interior Design Magazine!

" Bliss, the sculpture defining the Albania pavilion. Designed by Helidon Xhixha and curated by Dino Korca" Click→ http://www.interiordesign.net/slideshows/detail/9300-10-outstanding-pavilions-at-the-london-design-bien/?single=true

On display through Sept 27, 2016. Don't miss this major event in the heart of London.
#LDB16 #Albania #LDF16 #Design #Architecture

“Bliss,” the sculpture defining the Albania pavilion. Designed by Helidon Xhixha and curated by Dino Korca. Photography by Ed Reeve, courtesy of London Design Biennale.

Utopia descends on London during Design BiennaleBy The Telegraph (video)
09/12/2016
Utopia descends on London during Design Biennale

Utopia descends on London during Design Biennale
By The Telegraph (video)

A bustling street from the Middle East has been transported into the centre of London, complete with falafel stands, barbers and pomegranate juice stalls.

A spectacular photo journey of #LDB16 by Bloomberg Philanthropies , supporter of the USA entry to the biennale -- Weird ...
09/10/2016
Weird and Wonderful Visions of Utopia From Saudi Arabia to Albania

A spectacular photo journey of #LDB16 by Bloomberg Philanthropies , supporter of the USA entry to the biennale -- Weird and Wonderful Visions of Utopia From Saudi Arabia to Albania -- at the London Design Biennale 2016.

Museums and designers from around the world were asked to submit their vision of Utopia by Design, exploring themes from migration to sustainability and social equality. The result is the first-ever London Design Biennale, on exhibit at London's Somerset House from Sept. 7 to Sept. 27. Explore the sometimes-surreal perceptions of perfection, from Saudi Arabia's giant gumball machine to South Africa's piranha-shaped swing chairs.
Bloomberg Austrian Embassy London austrian cultural forum london Business France Embassy of the Netherlands in the United Kingdom Ministerio de Sanidad, Servicios Sociales e Igualdad #Albania #Israel #LDB16 #LondonDesignBiennale

Museums and designers from around the world were asked to submit their vision of Utopia. In Saudi Arabia it's a giant gumball machine that dispenses water.

Albanian Institute is representing Albania at the inaugural London Design Biennale with a sculpture installation designe...
09/10/2016

Albanian Institute is representing Albania at the inaugural London Design Biennale with a sculpture installation designed by artists Helidon Xhixha, at Somerset House, Sept. 7–27. The Biennale continues this weekend, open daily from 11:00am. The Albanian pavilion is courtyard centerpiece.

More than 35 countries will be participating in the Biennale, presenting works that explore the theme of “Utopia by Design.” In response to the theme, artist Helidon Xhixha’s sculpture installation Bliss is a concentric arrangement of stainless steel columns and benches that is both as a place of self-reflection, and an opportunity to come together with others. #LDB16 #UtopiaByDesign

Tonight the London Design Biennale  International Jury will award a number of medals celebrating contribution to design,...
09/08/2016

Tonight the London Design Biennale International Jury will award a number of medals celebrating contribution to design, utopian thinking and innovation at the Biennale. On 22 September a fourth, Public Medal will be awarded, voted for by visitors to the Biennale.

Visit our installation exhibiting across the Somerset Houses's court yard!
Help us with the Public Medal nomination by casting your vote here:
http://www.londondesignbiennale.com/public-medal

#LDB16 #Design

Tonight the London Design Biennale International Jury will award a number of medals celebrating contribution to design, utopian thinking and innovation at the Biennale. On 22 September a fourth, Public Medal will be awarded, voted for by visitors to the Biennale. Cast your vote here: http://www.londondesignbiennale.com/public-medal

London Design Biennale: A glimpse of what utopia could look like
09/08/2016
London Design Biennale: A glimpse of what utopia could look like

London Design Biennale: A glimpse of what utopia could look like

“A map of the world that does not include utopia is not even worth glancing at.” So said Oscar Wilde. Utopia is the theme of the first London Design Biennale that opens today at Somerset House for three weeks. Modelled on the successful Venice Biennales for architecture and art, it is organised by…

The inaugural London Design Biennale opened today, Albanian design pavilion welcoming visitors in courtyard.Designers, a...
09/07/2016
Designers converge on London for new Biennale - FT.com

The inaugural London Design Biennale opened today, Albanian design pavilion welcoming visitors in courtyard.

Designers, architects and scientists from around the world have taken over Somerset House for three weeks to showcase their innovations inspired by the theme of “Utopia by Design”.

“What we see around the world is nations and cities that are increasingly recognising the power of design to bring social change and economic growth . . . Design doesn’t recognise boundaries or borders.” said Sir John Sorrell, president of the London Design Biennale for Financial Times.

The biennale is open until September 27, 2016. For more details visit: http://www.londondesignbiennale.com/participants

Borderless cities spanning Mexico and the US, a colourful street market in Lebanon and “graphic food” served in a Taiwanese forest are some of the installations that will be unveiled at the launch of the first London Design Biennale this week.

Director Chris Turner, Artist Helidon Xhixha, Curator Dino Korca, and Executive Director Ben Evans this morning at the A...
09/06/2016

Director Chris Turner, Artist Helidon Xhixha, Curator Dino Korca, and Executive Director Ben Evans this morning at the Albanian Pavilion, London Design Biennale. #ldb16 #utopiabydesign #xhixhaldb s

The very first edition of London Design Biennale kicks of tomorrow - 37 Countries One Language: Design 7 - 27 September,...
09/06/2016

The very first edition of London Design Biennale kicks of tomorrow - 37 Countries One Language: Design 7 - 27 September, 2016.

From Albania to the United States of America, a tour of the world in the stunning surrounding of Somerset House, in the heart of London.

Representing Albania, Helidon Xhixha's stunning design sculpture is installed on the famous Edmond J. Safra Fountain Court. We are looking forward to welcoming visitors and Londoners to experience, interact, and have fun at the Biennale!

#utopiabydesign #albanianinstitute #LDB16 #Albania

Dino Korca in conversation with Dr. Christopher Turner.Director of the Albanian Institute and curator of the Albanian Pa...
09/05/2016
Talks programme | London Design Biennale 2016

Dino Korca in conversation with Dr. Christopher Turner.

Director of the Albanian Institute and curator of the Albanian Pavilion at London Biennale, Korca will discuss the Albanian presentation and about the idea of Progress, where the Pursuit of the idea is more interesting than the final destination. He will be joined by the director of Biennale - Christopher Turner. #LDB16 #Utopiabydesign #utopiaforum

Sunday 11 September, 4pm
Tickets and infoe available: http://www.londondesignbiennale.com/talks-programme

Join the conversation at London Design Biennale. Hear more about the installations and the ideas that made them in a series of talks by some of the world's leading designers, curators and academics.

Don't miss Albanian Institute's choreographer and artistic curator, Brigel Gjoka and Riley Watts performing “Duo” by...
09/01/2016

Don't miss Albanian Institute's choreographer and artistic curator, Brigel Gjoka and Riley Watts performing “Duo” by William Forsythe at the Philadelphia Museum of Art on September 10–11, 2016!

MUSEUM AS SCORE - Eighth Annual Anne d’Harnoncourt Symposium

"The Anne d’Harnoncourt Symposium: Museum as Score discusses how the perception of the museum as a static archive is upended in today’s cultural context in which durational, event-based, and experimental artworks, exhibitions, projects, and programs are on the rise. Beginning with the assessment of the historical role of the museum as a product of the Enlightenment, this symposium will consider the museum not as a timeless repository of objects, but as an open invitation to be activated through a variety of time-based activities and experiences. The symposium will place emphasis on the discussion of recent exhibitions and works by contemporary artists that have a durational or ephemeral nature as well as the intersection between museological institutions and contemporary dance."

The Albanian-born dancer and choreographer Brigel Gjoka, trained at the Tirana Ballet School, and following advanced studies at Rosella Hightower in Cannes, France, he joined the Cannes Jeune Ballet. In 2006 he became a member of the l’Opéra national du Rhin, and 2011 joined the Forsythe Company. Based in Berlin, Germany, Brigel Gjoka is a renowned contemporary teacher, international performer, and choreographer.

The Philadelphia Museum of Art
September 10–11, 2016
Rainey Auditorium, University of Pennsylvania

For a full schedule and ticketing information, visit: http://bit.ly/1YpsGkS
Photograph © Bill Cooper

#BrigelGjoka #Dance #Choregraphy

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