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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 to recast and respond to current and past urgencies and challenges, in which the Mediterranean Sea plays a significant role […] The island is a mode of pausing, familiarised by a certain romanticism. Whereas the sea looms large in the language of our imaginations; it is a site of reflection, voyage, and volatile freedom.”