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Viva 2018 – VIVA 2018

Category : Viva 2018

11 Apr 2018

Dal-Baħar Madwarha

Dal-Baħar Madwarha // The Island is What the Sea Surrounds VIVA 2018 collaborates with Dal-Baħar Madwarha; Valletta 2018’s flagship contemporary art event, curated by international, independent curator, Maren Richer. With large installations, performances and public interventions taking place in both traditional and unexpected locales across the country, the exhibition will occupy several sites around Valletta. VIVA 2018 will collaborate with Dal-Baħar Madwarha through satellite events, conversations and exhibition tours. In Richter’s words: “The multi-site programme invites international and Maltese artists […]

16 Mar 2018

The Shape of Volition

Zhang Tingqun’s exhibition titled The Shape of Volition consists of two categories; the first being a long cloth scroll, hung at the top of the corridor so as to break the field boundaries between artefacts and easel paintings, as well as to accentuate the Oriental ethos of the atmosphere it seeks to create. The second forms the main part of the exhibition, composed of 16 paintings created in recent years. The reductive and minimalistic style of each distinct image reveals […]

26 Feb 2018

Art Additives

ART ADDITIVES is a series of talks, workshops, encounters and satellite events developed around the Spazju Kreattiv contemporary visual arts programme. The initiative links directly to Fondazzjoni Kreattivita’s aim of acting ‘as a catalyst for all forms of expression, by providing space and extending experience to reach all people and involve them in interactive participation. Art Additives will add to the Spazju Kreattiv experience of contemporary art by generating discussion and debate, welcoming new audiences into the space, and encouraging conversation […]

26 Feb 2018

MODS Collective Meet Cecil Satariano

MODS is a collective of Portuguese musicians who create music based on improvisation, which also takes the form of video, film, or any other kind of other visual aesthetic. The name MODS is a form of wordplay that stands for “Music on D Spot”. This project investigates the work of Malta’s cinema pioneer Cecil Satariano, a multi award-winning author of great artistic value, but whose work is mostly unreleased and very little-known in Malta and Europe. The intention is to […]

26 Feb 2018


What happens when an artist engages with an aphoristic text? What if the artist were paired up with a collaborating writer who has the task of documenting the artist’s work which responds to the same aphoristic text? How would such a dynamic collaboration evolve? The (met)afourisms project seeks to present an answer to these questions, and takes effect at the point of intersection where the allusive and elusive style of aphoristic prose meets with the understanding of metaphor as a […]

26 Feb 2018

Fluid Space

Artwork by Duška Malešević. Fluid Space is a collaborative project that merges video, photography, and research to question the dynamics of Malta’s changing urban landscapes, social structures, networks, conflicts, communities, strangers, time and space. The project is both an introspective venture as well as an exploratory journey of Malta’s urban fabric; its forms and the way in which we construct and shape our environments.  By focusing on public art, lived spaces, and Malta’s material traditions in relation to The Mill […]

26 Feb 2018

Collaboration with Valletta Contemporary

Fondazzjoni Kreattività collaborates with META Foundation, a contemporary visual art voluntary organisation, which founded the international art space and residency Gozo Contemporary. This April, META Foundation will open Valletta Contemporary, a new contemporary art space on Lower East Street in Valletta. The gallery’s programme will launch with an exhibition of work by Spanish artist Carlos Coronas, whose current work consists of large format pieces made of neon tubes as a preferred material, between sculpture and installation. The exhibition will be […]

26 Feb 2018

The ‘Tao’ of Nature

The ‘Tao’ of Nature” will present Yang Zhiling’s recent achievements in the medium of watercolour. His method of “flowing colours” develops the characteristics of this aqueous art of nature to their fullest extent. His process, characterized by ever-changing hues which are at once “flowing” and “painting”, necessitates a tilting of the canvas to control the flow and direction of the colours and forms; it also requires the constant addition of more colours, flowing, tilting and adding until he achieves the […]

26 Feb 2018

Imagine Water, Catch the Drop

This project forms part of the nationwide “HSBC Water Programme – Catch the Drop” campaign, and engages students in a long-term and meaningful creative process that raises awareness of the importance of water to the Maltese Islands and the wider Mediterranean area through a creative process involving artists, teachers and, most importantly, students.  The work is in the context of the current school curriculum and in cooperation with the Department of Education to create a holistic environmental and creative programme […]

26 Feb 2018

VAC – Visual Acoustics

Artwork by László Zsolt Bordos. This international exhibition is not intended to represent every aspect of current work in the visual music/acoustics genre, but a very small sample of its thinking and practice. Emanating from the (classical)  silent visual music tradition, the exhibition looks at how artists using current technology recreate this form; where the disposition of the computer as a tool with a natural proclivity of combining visual and aural structures, contributes to the quantity and quality of works. […]