Wallpaper Print / Variable Size / 2009-Ongoing


...The architecture of Albanian capital, Tirana, is the major visual inspiration behind Korini’s work, in which the new Albanian architecture emerges as a kind of symptomatology for the rapidly evolving ideology. Decorative aspects of buildings, urban spaces and the new architecture itself are now conceived of as a visual facet of the larger language of expression, which is intrinsically connected to the imaginary dimension of power (its dream-space or virtual space).
According to Jean Baudrillard, power rests upon control of the space of simulacra, while politics is not “any real action or space, but a certain simulation model that manifests itself through little more than its realized effect”, both perspective constructions of Renaissance artists and drab facades of Tirana’s apartment blocks blasted with color and geometric abstractions are ideological expressions of the dominant visuality. They both are products of the imaginary dimension of the powers that be that exist and operate within their very own historical and social horizons...

Christina Steinbrecher-Pfandt, Anton Streletzki,

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