Bunk’Art 2 is the second part of a project for remembering our past.
Smaller than the first one of this kind, Bunk’Art 1, Bunk’Art 2 is located at the center of Tirana. It is mostly focused on bringing attention to the military life and the Ministry of Internal Affairs during communism.
Filled with pictures, videos, audio recordings and objects from the past, it is impossible not to feel the chills when entering the place. At the entrance, a voice in the background reads out loud the names of the political convicted, recorded originally from the court hearings, then the stairs take you down to reveal what happened underground, away from the public eyes.
The bunker was supposed to serve as an office for the Ministry of Internal Affairs and as a protection from a possible attack from the enemies. That is why we have a lot of bunkers all over Albania. I quite like the idea of bringing them out as museums, demonstrating what happened behind closed doors.
Bunk’art 2 is made of different expositions and rooms left the way they were when the bunker was used to investigate if anyone wanted to do any harm to the system.
Terrifying as they are, these mini museums help complete the puzzle of the past.