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YOU ACT LIKE MORTALS IN ALL THAT YOU FEAR,
AND LIKE IMMORTALS IN ALL THAT YOU DESIRE.
The myths have fallen!... Permanent instability has become now an enduring and ever-present status in our time.
"Spiderman" cannot save the world from the fear, or the insecurity of tomorrow! ... This myth of capitalist realism, the "prodigal son" in his utopia, is under the control of the system. He seems far too detached from the dream to save the humanity and does not even want to act anymore. Every effort of the Spiderman is already understood, surveyed, calculated and out of touch with the kind of mythical aspirations that gave us hope and courage to live.
He, (the Spiderman), finds himself in the works of Ardian Isufi in re-contextualized situations, colliding with diverse time periods, where rural and urban life seem to be frozen in time under the weight of this "mortal immortality". Looking at the works one thinks the Spiderman is almost one of us in the agony of our life.
For Ardian Isufi Gallery70 is a site-specific conceptual space to perform in full the artistic action. The image and the installation are set to offer the viewer a "stabilized instability", ranging between the temptation of doubt and the passion to explore, the result of which is beyond your control.
Ardian Isufi was born in (1973) and graduated from the Academy of Arts in Tirana in 1995 in the Atelier Graphics. He has been a lecturer, since 1996 and Associated Professor and former is Dean of Faculty of Fine Arts in the University of Arts, Tirana.
Artist with a long career in the contemporary art scene, art critique continuously involved in organizing artistic activities and curating exhibitions. As an artist, he has participated in many national and international artistic activities in various countries such as Italy, Greece, France, Austria, China, United States etc., where among others is worth mentioning; Tirana Biennale 2009, Venice Architecture Biennale in 2018 as an artist invited by the Albanian Pavilion, participant and winner of the third prize in 2005 and second prize in 1996 at the “Onufri Prize” the Albanian International Visual Arts Competition, etc. As a curator and art critic, his work is wide-ranging, the artist best represents the generation of Albanian artists and intellectuals actively engaged transversely all the spectrum of public action. In his work, Ardian Isufi has established a constant relationship with the Albanian public, as an artist or curator, always trying to confront public with acute social problems, always investigated from a contemporary and global point of view.
rruga Abdi Toptani, Toptani Centr, ground floor
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