Rakip Shabani brings “Urban Graphic Tirana” on the day of the liberation of the capitaladmin
… Tirana was liberated … These were the first words the only Albanian Radio station said on November 17, 1944. The Hymn of the National Flag was then transmitted. 73 years later, in commemoration of this event, painter Rakip Shabani opened at the National Museum of History the exhibition titled “Urban Graphic Tirana”.
Tirana just as it has been, with its characteristic alleys, rugged houses and so special folk costumes. This is the approach to Rakip Shabani’s exhibition, in the content of which there were 33 work in graphics for Tirana before the 1940s. These works include the architectural and tourist sites of the city of Tirana, such as Bridge of Tabak, Brari Bridge, bazaar, etc.
At the opening of this exhibition participated many personalities of cultural life in the country. They were present, the director of the National History Museum, Dr. Dorian Koci, the deputy mayor of Tirana, the painter Abaz Hado, the chairman of the District Council of Tirana, Aldrin Dalipi, the famous composer Limoz Dizdari, the painter Kujtim Buza, and others.
During the presentation of this exhibition, the director of the National History Museum, Dr. Dorian Koci said that this activity took place on a special day for the Albanian capital, thus joining the entire series of other activities since the morning of November 17, the day of liberation from the Nazi-fascist invaders. Dr. Dorian Koci also said that in the graphic works of Rakip Shabani the old town’s atmosphere is felt, which also serves the younger generations, as they have seen much changed Tirana today.
They also welcomed the opening of this exhibition and Abaz Hado, Aldrin Dalipi and Kujtim Buza. In the end it would be given to the word and the author of the exhibition, Rakip Shabani, who said, “I am today the talk of all …” and showed his works hanging in the central lobby of the National Historical Museum, implying that he spoke with his works and also understood that from the moment the exhibition was called open to the attendees.