To have an active artistic life in Tirana can be complicated sometimes, but interesting initiatives, such as Zeta Gallery, fill up a great space in this need for art. I am quite an artsy person and I really appreciate the impact that independent galleries like this bring to Albanian cultural life. As such, Zeta Gallery is a centre dedicated to the promotion and exhibition of contemporary art, produced both by already established as well as emerging artists. What I think is amazing when I visit it is the atmosphere of fruitful exchange between artists, the public, critics and even researchers and professors of the artistic sphere, not only in Albania, but in the region and sometimes, Europe.
Art is something that brings people together, and Zeta really contributes to the active contemporary art scene in Albania. Zeta occupies a surface of roughly 150m2 in the heart of Tirana. Its walls are painted with a snowy white colour and are always holding paintings or other artistic works. Zeta is thus usually busy with preparing exhibitions, the latest and one of my favourites being RGB by Italian artist Stefano Romano. RGB stands for red, green and blue, the three primary colours that create the whole rainbow of infinite colours used in painting. RGB is also the code of reference for the production of video images, pointing as such to the collaboration of “traditional” ways of making art and the new technologies that have inaugurated the contemporary art sphere.