Agħti Kbir Alla
28 February - 17 May
Dates: Friday, 28 February – Sunday, 17 May, 2020
Venue: Space C, Spazju Kreattiv
The project focuses on the creation of artistic and original content through collaboration between two artists, namely Isaac Warrington and Alessio Cuschieri. It is suggestively entitled ‘Aghti Kbir Alla’ because it explores Maltese identity through typical local cultural idiosyncrasies, and discloses spiritual, psychological, and social aspects rooted in the Maltese local scene. Furthermore, it bespeaks existential and, at times, absurd conundrums related to the contemporary paradigm, as dictated by excessive consumerism and capitalism expressed in terms of overdevelopment, exploitation, and mass consumption.
Visual content will feature dystopian visions, illustrating quasi-neurotic undertones which inform our contemporary paradigm and society. The juxtaposition of cultural narratives will also reveal typical peculiarities revolving around the current state of the Maltese context, characterised by the equivocality of construction, sacred and religious practices, and engagement with the environment. Within these visual accounts, one finds several references to religious and spiritual undercurrents being analogised through innovative installation work, experimental prints, and drawings.
The project will find its culmination with an exhibition of a selection of work produced by the two artists, illustrating their perspectives and creative practices. The artistic content is curated by Roderick Camilleri, and will be showcased at Spazju Kreattiv, Valletta, in February 2020.
This exhibition will include an Art Additives event on Thursday 9th April at 7pm. Click here for more information.
This project is supported by Art Council Malta
Photo Credit: Isaac Warrington
St James Cavalier
Castille Place, Valletta VLT1060 Malta
- English, Maltese
- identity, consumption, contemporary
- Creative Team
- Alessio Cuschieri, Isaac Warrington, Roderick Camilleri