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Category : Exhibitions

30 May 2015

Beltin – Zvezdan Reljic

Production photos of Beltin Image credit to Jacob Sammut Photographer Zvezdan Reljic portrays different characters from the city of Valletta, documented by Elise Billiard, in an exhibition of black and white photographs called ‘Beltin’, curated by Raphael Vella. Who are the people living in Valletta? What does it mean to be a Belti? How do Beltin see their city? While Zvezdan Reljic photographed the twenty volunteers, these were the questions I asked. There are many different ways to define what […]

29 May 2015

Divergent Thinkers 04

Curated by Raphael Vella and produced in collaboration with Aġenzija Żgħażagħ The fourth edition of Divergent Thinkers brings together several emerging Maltese artists who have produced new work revolving around this year’s chosen theme, ‘Connect’. This year’s edition focuses on collaborations, networks, and relations – that is, on situations that involve artists working or interacting with other people. Divergent Thinkers is an innovative collective exhibition about the brainstorming mental processes involved in the creation of works of art. In other words,  it is seeks contemporary artistic […]

28 May 2015

The Culture of Ageing – Collective Exhibition

Curated by: Lennard Dost and Mare van Koningsveld Film and Digital Media Lecture programme includes lectures by: Libia Castro Leo Delfgaauw Ferhat Özgür ‘The Culture of Ageing’ is about how societies deal with an ageing population, and what role seniors have in various societies. The exhibition project delves into the Maltese context, while relating it to other cultures through an approach based on various angles and perspectives. Yet the project is not simply about ageing and seniors. Seniors are themselves fundamentally involved in the shaping and […]

25 May 2015

A Dining Room – Umberto Buttigieg | Maxine Attard

  A Dining Room by Umberto Buttigieg and Maxine Attard   Never eat a snack alone. Before you eat or drink anything consider carefully who you eat or drink with rather than what you eat or drink. The feeding without a friend is the life of a lion or a wolf. – Alain De Botton (‘Epicurus on Happiness – Philosophy: A Guide to Happiness) A Dining Room takes the sense of alienation and lack of communication of contemporary society as facts and […]

24 May 2015

unLOCK

  Man cannot always be estimated by what he did. His personality is mysterious. He may have committed a crime and yet realise, through that crime, his perfection. – A prison inmate Art educator Pierre Mifsud presents the results of his research with a group of inmates from the Corradino Correctional Facility in a collaborative installation called unLOCK. This installation is the product of an art programme based on prison inmates’ educational needs. The exhibition together with the artistic process […]

23 May 2015

Transmitted Data – Martina Galea

‘Transmitted Data’ by Martina Galea First image: ‘A’, thread on paper, 17.5 x 23.2cm Second image: ‘C’, thread on paper, 18.2 x 23.1cm Third image: ‘K’, thread on paper, 23.1 x 18.3cm Essentially, Galea’s work explored the documentation of happenings, where countries are connected according to their recent occurrences, occurrences selected as a result of their repeated portrayal in international media headlines. In these specific mappings, each event is associated with a selected letter, such as the letter ‘E’ or ‘K’ – a reference […]

21 May 2015

Good Walls Make Good Neighbours – Collective Exhibition

    Curated by Raphael Vella Good Walls Make Good Neighbours explores the relations between spaces and people, focusing on issues of private and public space, the political and social significance of borders and territory and the walls and fences that surround us and separate us from each other. The artists whose work is being shown in this exhibition are: Yael Bartana – Summer Camp Zineb Sedira – Saphir Sonia Guggisberg – Samarina Sarah van Sonsbeeck – Anti-Drone Tent | Letter to My Neighbours  David […]

20 May 2015

Consuming Connections – Ryan Falzon

    ‘Consuming Connections’ by Ryan Falzon First image: Golden Boy and His Junk, mixed media on canvas, 150 x 150cm Second image: The Communicator (Alter Ego), mixed media on canvas, 150 x 150cm The rise of technology and its introduction, without any assessment of consequences, has changed interaction between humans from the core. The consumption of connections through social networks is proving to be as addictive and fulfilling as junk food, where the elements of cheap thrills and immediate fulfilment are highly sought […]

17 May 2015

Unexplored Territories: Palestinian Video Art

    Curated by Iury Lech This is an emotional, powerful and deep series of works by half a dozen contemporary Palestinian video artists, some of whom reside in the Occupied Territories while others live scattered around the world. Together, they are presenting a varied set of motivating works, that in one way or another implicitly carry the stigma of the displacement, the dispossession and the dispersal of the Palestinian people by Israel, known to them as an-Nakba, meaning “catastrophe”. This […]

14 May 2015

Losing Ground – Moira Agius

Losing Ground by Moira Agius This work deals with the meaning of freedom as a concept that varies widely across cultures. Unlike other states of being that embrace unity, freedom has an element of estrangement that can exclude engagement with others. For an immigrant, this freedom might actually be synonymous with a new beginning in countries that seem to promote this notion in a liberal way.  The artist explores themes of contamination and border crossing, rather than purification of social […]