Artist In Residency Dec 08 - Jan 09


“In the shadow of Skanderbeg”

On account of his several years' artistic discourse in dealing with the masculine affected image of the hero in the European cultural history, Franz Kapfer was invited by TICA for a residency in Tirana. The light installation “In the shade of Skenderbeg”, which has originated from shade of Skanderbeg’s statue in Tirana, shall call upon him to release Albanians in need, in a very Batman alike style. With the shade Kapfer would like to light up on the political and social appropriation of the national hero, Skanderbeg in the Albanian past and present.


The project shall consist of a light projection on the façade of the Academy of Fine Arts, Thursday, 15th, 2009, at 4.30 pm, to be followed by an open debate on re-appropriation and construction of heroes and myths. A projection shall be seen each evening of 14th, 15th, and 16th of January 2009 on the walls of the stage box of the terrace of the Opera House in Tirana.

Franz Kapfer’s residency in Tirana is part of T.I.C.A.’s exchange with <rotor>, Graz and is generously supported by ADMIRAL – Novomatic Group of Companies and the Austrian Embassy, and in collaboration with the Academy of Arts, Tirana