Christina Rosi, Fragments of a red era
Through extensive archival research and after getting in touch with researchers form the Greek speaking populations of Southern Albania (the so-called Northern Epirus), Rosi has created a fascinating publication about the perils of identity formation in the context of diaspora. Channeling her own background as she is herself part of this community, the artist creates a universe where one can see how the claimed objectivity of historical material can be constantly challenged and manipulated. In this piece, institutional authority challenges an identity that has also been institutionalised by a different center. It is thus a question about the ways in which a community can be peripheral in more ways than one.
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