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Tirana, fabrique inépuisable d’expérimentations urbaines. Patrimoine architectural moderne et art contemporain dans l’espace public albanais

Abstract : This study analyses the modern architectural heritage on the Bulevardi Dëshmorët e Kombit, the major thoroughfare in the city of Tirana, and its recent transformations connected to an urban project intended to present the Albanian capital as a European crossroads, a place of exchange between the East, Middle East and the southern shore of the Mediterranean. Among this complexity of issues, my research focuses on the Prime Minister’s Office and engages in a transversal interpretation of the political and artistic benefits of the strategies promoted by an important figure in contemporary Albania, the Prime Minister and artist Edi Rama. The current building, designed by the Italian architect Gerardo Bosio during the Fascist occupation and transformed by the Communist dictator Enver Hoxha, has since 2015 housed a marquee by the French artist Philippe Parreno. This installation, and works of public art by Carsten Höller and Sou Fujimoto, are positioned in a complicated relationship with the past and the model inherited from the city of monuments. Central to this article is a heterochronic analysis of these relationships and the reactions that this “situation” has provoked from contemporary Albanian society.
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Alessandro Gallicchio. Tirana, fabrique inépuisable d’expérimentations urbaines. Patrimoine architectural moderne et art contemporain dans l’espace public albanais. Jean-Philippe Garric. Cahiers du CAP : Politique et performativité de la patrimonialisation, Éditions de la Sorbonne, pp.101-136, 2019, Cahiers du CAP, 9791035105266. ⟨10.4000/books.psorbonne.38316⟩. ⟨hal-02542233⟩

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