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Art Additives – VIVA 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 between artists and those interested in the arts.

All events are free of charge and open to a variety of audiences – from artists to students, children and families, and those with an interest in visual art. Events will be held at Spazju Kreattiv as well as at our partners’ venues around Malta and Gozo. The events will feature a variety of speakers including, curators, practitioners, artists and educators.

Upcoming Art Additives events are listed below. More will be added throughout the year.

Call Closing Social Event: Azure Watch: Office for Public Memory
Saturday 7 April, 5pm – 8pm
The Mill, Birkirkara (Gabriel Caruana Foundation)The Azure Watch team will host a closing gathering for the Azure Watch: Office for Public Memory exhibition. Artists whose work is on display, any artists who have responded to the Call for Concepts, interested parties from the San Lawrenz council and Heritage Malta, and anyone else who would like to learn more about the project is invited to the event.

The Azure Watch team will facilitate casual discussions about the ideas behind the exhibition, the works themselves, and respond to recent suggestions by the government to create a memorial of some kind to the Azure Window at Dwejra.

Imagine Water, Catch the Drop: Workshops (Booking required)
Saturday 14 April, 10am & 12pm
Studio A, Spazju Kreattiv

To form part of the nation-wide “Catch the Drop” campaign (a National Environmental Water Conservation campaign and Educational Campaign) through engaging a collaboration between one local artist and one international artist, and 150 students from 4 different schools in Malta and in Gozo, ranging from Grade 6 to Form 3, on a meaningful creative and experimental art project through a series of painting workshops and lectured field trips, that will raise awareness on the importance of water to the Maltese Islands. To fit with the concept of Water, the art project will be produced on the discipline of painting with watercolours.

An Old-New Genre: Visual Music
Wednesday 18 April, 6:30pm
School of Art, Valletta
Zsolt Gyenes, curator of VAC – Visual Acoustics, will be delivering a presentation on the theme of visual acoustics. The presentation will be followed by an exhibition tour led by the Curator himself.

Developing the Art(ist) & Book Launch: WIN, Matthew Schembri
Friday 20 April 2018, 6pm
Studio B, Spazju Kreattiv
Matthew Schembri will be in conversation with Irene Biolchini, curator of his current solo show WIN. The event aims to discuss the opportunities available for the professional development of artists in Malta – with particular focus on the process which led to the artist’s current exhibition.

Is it “Modern” or “Contemporary”? What does “Modern Art” mean in China? – Curator’s Tour & Talk
Friday 27 April 2018, 7pm
The public is invited to a guided tour by curator Dr Liang Shuhan of The “Tao of Nature” by Yang Zhiling in Space A, St James Cavalier and The Shape of Volition by Zhang Tingqun at China Cultural Centre Gallery, Valletta. The event will then culminate in a talk titled ‘Is it “Modern” or “Contemporary”? What does “Modern Art” mean in China?’, which will analyse how ‘modern art’ has been interpreted and contextualized in China from the late 19th century up to now – delivered by curator Dr Liang Shuhan and moderated by Dr Toni Sant. Attendance by reservation on a first-come first served basis (tel: 21225055 or e-mail: maltaccc@gmail.com) by Friday 20th April 2018.

Fluid Space – Open Tour
Saturday 28 April, 5pm

The Mill, Birkirkara (Gabriel Caruana Foundation)
An open tour and discussion with members of the communities addressed through the work in Fluid Space. Members of the community will be given a tour of the exhibition by curator Nikki Petroni, who will then facilitate further discussion.

Fluid Space – Artist Talk
Saturday 5 May, 4pm

The Mill, Birkirkara (Gabriel Caruana Foundation)
A talk with artists Nikki Petroni, Raffaella Zammit, Duska Malesevic, and Aidan Celeste – focusing on space, place and the bringing of four spaces together in one place through the artists’ application of the artwork.