March 23 - April 22| Free
Closes: 22 April 2018
Venue: Space A (Spazju Kreattiv)
WiN transposes the concept of the lottery with a personal and human experience: the loss of the artist’s mother, Rose Schembri (1958 – 2015). Spectators are encouraged to try to open with keys the fifty-seven (57) wooden boxes presented, each holding an item that belonged to the artist’s late mother. After the son-artist carefully selected each object, he covered them with gold leaf, to point out their metaphoric preciousness.
The number of personal belongings placed in the boxes – fifty-seven (57) – is significant, echoing the late mother’s age when she passed away and opening up to a directive and immersive relation with the works. Offering these objects as prizes will serve as a catalyst for the artist to move on from this episode, while active participators will give the items a new life, generating new synergies and stories. This private memory will therefore become a collective experience.
The audience is invited to take a key from the box which is currently placed behind the reception area and to open any of the remaining boxes. Once open the item found inside the boxes can be taken.
St James Cavalier
Castille Place, Valletta VLT1060 Malta
- Spazju Kreattiv – Fondazzjoni Kreattività, St James Cavalier, Valletta
- 1 month
- Creative Team
- Dr Irene Biolchini (Curator)
- With the participation of
- Matthew Schembri (Artist)