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H E L I D O N G J E R G J I
Curated by Giampaolo Abbondio (2006)
This project was realized first in 2006 and then again in 2010
TV-sets, glass paint, canvas, DVD loop
The Banco D’Albania was conceptualized as a means to destabilize received media images of Albanians in Italy, which were screened on a sculptural group of television-sets shrouded by a piece of coarse, sack-like canvas, that itself both obscures the media images and ironically recalls the power of the media in alluring Albanians (emigrants) to Italy.
Marco Purpura, 2011, "Transmedia Memory of Albanian Migration in Italy: Helidon Gjergji's, Adrian Paci's, and Anri Sala's Moving-Image Installations," California Italian Studies Journal. Follow Link (pages 4 to 11) ...
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