Presentation of Artist in Residency Project „MONUMENT GINGER SOCIETY TIRANA“

Workshop + Discussion Platform + Exhibition

Place: Qendra Sociale, Street Hoxha Tahsin,Nr 187/1,(50 meters after Optika Roma)
Date: Suterday, 16 April 2011
At 7 p.m: Presentation of the project from Klara Schilliger and Valerian Maly Artist in Residency
At 8.30 p.m: Open dinner for all the guests with ginger prepared food, as a ritual for the foundation of the Ginger Society that will build the Sculpture
From 9.30 p.m: Qendra Sociale Party and Bar

We invite all the interested persons in this project to be present at the Project Presentation where they can get more detailed information.
The Ginger Sculpture will be build in the promises of Qendra Sociale, where the artists and the other participants will me present from Monday to Friday.
„MONUMENT GINGER SOCIETY TIRANA“ is conceived as a participative project, so we invite everyone who might be interested to contribute in building the sculpture, to visit Qendrën Sociale everyday from 11 a.m to 7 p.m. The building process is a reason to bring people together and to crate space for discussion and exchange between the participants.

Tirana Art Lab Centre for Contemporary Art, in the agenda of the Artist in Residency Program has invited two artist that will develop and present their project during April and May in Tirana. Klara Schilliger and Valerian Maly are performance artists that live, work and perform together as a couple.
The project that they will develop during their residency in Tirana is the “MONUMENT GINGERSOCIETY TIRANA“, a non-hierarchal sculpture. The project is aiming the creation of a discussion and exchange space, for topic related to society, philosophy, art, politics ect. In collaboration with a group of participants from different fields and social groups a huge sculpture in the form of Ginger with cheap wood and newspaper material will be build.
Ginger as a structure for the sculpture is not a coincidental choice for the artists. In the field of botanic, Ginger is knows as a rhizome plant that grows under the earth in a non-structured way. In philosophy Rhizome is a philosophical concept developed by Gilles Deleuze and Félix Guattari, where they take as an example the botanic rhizome in this case the Ginger as a metaphor for a 100% non-hierarchical model.

The building process of the sculpture will take place from the 18th of April until 5th of May.
“MONUMENT GINGERSOCIETY TIRANA“, will be presented in the final form starting from the 6th of May at Qendra Sociale.

This Project is financially supported by Prohelvetia

Information about Klara Schilliger and Valelrian Maly

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