In 1968, the Belgian conceptual artist Marcel Broodthaers created the first of a series of installations entitled Musee de l’art moderne, Departement des Aigles (Museum of Modern Art, Department of Eagles), a fictional museum department without building or collection, only existing as a constellation of ideas, debates, exhibitions, lectures, objects, and labels. The Departement des Aigles was first of all a space in which it was possible to imagine what a museum could be.
In 2011, the Department of Eagles was established in Tirana, Albania — the ‘Country of Eagles’ — as a weekly reading group bringing together students and scholars from diverse disciplines in an attempt to reinvigorate the discourse of the “liberal arts.” Over the last years, this interdisciplinary group has developed into an independent project bureau for artists and thinkers in and beyond Albania.
We designed the communication material for "Teatri i Gjelberimit", the first retrospective exhibition realised in Albania on art in public space between 1998 to 2016. We conceived the logo and the material starting from the original drawings by the italian landscape architect, Pietro Porcinai (to whom the exhibition is inspired) for the "Teatro di Verzure" that he conceived for the garden of the King Zog and that was never realised.
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