One aspect of Albanian culture that interests us is Socialist Realism art – of which Albania has an abundance. The Communist regime took the visual arts very, very seriously and the country is peppered with their works, from mosaics to monuments (many now sadly vandalised or simply neglected). You can visit the National Gallery of Arts in Tirana to see its collection of Socialist Realism art, but without any context or in-depth descriptions the works can sometimes be more than a little perplexing. That’s why on a recent tour…

Since we had a lot of interest in 2015, we started running the tour for travelers but also artists and journalists  in a regular calendar and we don’t exagerate if we say that we’re quite knowledgeble and good at doing this. The famous BunkArt reopened its doors after a period of silence for public on the 9th of April as Bunk’Art 1 and it was followed by a very central Tirana Bunk’Art 2. We will select one of those two to be included in a day like this,…