"Best wishes for 1999" is printed in a greeting card made by the artist Robert Barry. This card becomes an introduction note to a collection put together by conceptual artists Jan Dibbets for the National Gallery of Arts. In 1999, exactly 20 years ago the artworks arrived in Tirana to find a very specific psychogeography and soundscape in the city.
The exhibition restages this collection by addressing a collapse of temporalities and touching points between the collection, the artworks and the city of Tirana.
Best wishes for 1999 takes its rhythm through time. It unfolds through a series of public meetings, rituals, performances, discussions and an education program.
Curator: Arnisa Zeqo
Arnisa Zeqo is an art historian, curator and educator based in Amsterdam. She was recently (2015-2017) working for documenta 14 in Athens and Kassel, responsible for the education programs (aneducation) in Athens and initiator of the Society of Friends of Ulises Carrion within the Parlament of Bodies. She co founded the art space rongwrong in 2011 in Amsterdam. She was born in Tirana and grew up in Rome.
Marina Abramović / Pierre Alechinsky / Giovanni Anselmo / Karel Appel / Eduardo Arroyo / Frank Auerbach / John Baldessari / Robert Barry / Georg Baselitz / Ross Bleckner / Stanley Brouwn / Günter Brus / Daniel Buren / Patrick Caulfield / Hanne Darboven / Richard Deacon / Nicola De Maria / Christo and Jeanne-Claude / Jan Dibbets / Helmut Federle / Günther Förg / Leon Golub / Dan Graham / Georg Herold / Damien Hirst / Jenny Holzer / Douglas Huebler / Cristina Iglesias / Alex Katz / Mike Kelley / Mark Kostabi / Konrad Klapheck / Joseph Kosuth / Sol LeWitt / Richard Long / Sarah Lucas / Markus Lüpertz / Brice Marden / Allan McCollum / Guy Mees / Juan Muñoz / Mimmo Paladino / Gilbert & George / Jaume Plensa / Edward Ruscha / Marien Schouten / Thomas Schouten / Richard Serra / Niele Toroni / Toon Verhoef / Didier Vermeiren / Carel Visser / Lawrence Weiner / Jan Voss