30 Jul 2018

Institute of Art Studies backs Albania’s integration into NATO and the EU

Albanian writer Stefan Çapaliku visited the Institute of Art Studies on 20 July 2018. He was invited by the Next Page Foundation as an artist-in-residence at the Literature and Translation House. During his stay at Literature and Translation House in Sofia, Stefan Çapaliku will be working on the third volume of his novel Everybody Gets Crazy in His Own Way about the days under Enver Hoxha (1967–1985). He easily switches between art forms and genres as a writer, playwright, director of some of his own plays, documentarian and an art teacher and researcher. He has made 7 documentaries and published 4 books of fiction translated into English, French and Polish. He staged Heiner Müller’s Die Hamletmaschine for the National Theatre, Tirana; he has received a number of awards for his plays and made video installations. Apart from that, he heads the Department of Art Studies, Institute of Cultural Anthropology and Art Studies, Academy of Albanology, Tirana.
As a result of his visit, contacts with Assoc. Prof. Dr Nebi Bardhoshi, Director of the Institute of Cultural Anthropology and Art Studies were established. After holding talks, Assoc. Prof. Dr Emmanuel Moutafov signed a cooperation agreement between the Bulgarian and the Albanian institutes on 27 July 2018. The collaboration is intended to back the European perspective of the Institute of Cultural Anthropology and Art Studies, Academy of Albanology, Tirana, to facilitate the exchange of books, journals, visits by researchers and participation in joint projects under EU pre-accession funds for the Western Balkans.