Cover photo by Jora Vaso – Tirana, Albania The evening walk I walk along the street in the city of memory and dreams I hear Taylor Swift from the favorite neighborhood meatball joint I laugh Ridiculous I think I quickly forget as I hear behind me a beautiful older Chinese couple arguing I laugh Immediately I think In one week I leave My mother won’t … Continue reading The evening walk, the mother and the town
“It takes the courage to be there. You run into your own pettiness. Your own cowardice. You run into all kinds of ugly sides of yourself.” There is a history of art and solitude. One cannot exist without the other. A solitary man does not necessarily produce art but, for an artist, solitude is necessary to get closer to his personal truth, to know himself, … Continue reading Art needs solitude
I ran into the following video by chance a few days ago. Equal parts interpretive dance, performance art, and painting, needless to say it caught my eye immediately. Continue reading "Watch, Listen, Move"
“Kiss” versus “Caress” It takes a comparison of two paintings from two art giants to illustrate the multidimensionality of love and desire. Egon Schiele’s painting “Cardinal and Nun (Caress)”, painted in 1912, is inspired by his close friend and mentor-figure Gustav Klimt’s famous painting of five years earlier, “Kiss”. Schiele’s particular brand of genius here is at once recognizing the masterpiece in Klimt’s painting – … Continue reading The multidimensionality of love and desire
From the first four days I absolutely loved six of the 19 collections from the opening four days of New York Fashion Week, making the first half of this week quite impressive. On my next post, I will pick my favorites from the closing days of NYFW 2015. For the best of this week, I have picked my six favorites below: Most: inspired: Prabal Gurung’s is the … Continue reading Best of New York Fashion Week
The self-proclaimed lover of dots, Sigmar Polke offers his dots to the public unconnected “The late German artist Sigmar Polke was not the type to make things easy for anyone…Polke’s mercurial nature [is seen] as a way of remaining free. I don’t think there are many artists who have been able to elude definition quite as successively.” – New York Observer For someone who eluded definition as … Continue reading MoMA and Tate come to Tirana via Sigmar Polke
At The National Art Gallery of Albania
The exhibit entitled “100 Years of Albanian Drawing” will continue until January 5th, 2015. Continue reading "100 years of Albanian drawing and more"