Art Additives 2018/19
30 January @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm| Free
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.
Art from the Fondazzjoni Kreattività Collection
Dates and Times: Wednesday, 30 January 2019 at 7pm and Friday, 8 March 2019 (time TBC)
Viacom Project: Wednesday, 27 March 2019 at 7pm
Julinu’s RadioActive Ravioli: Wednesday, 8 May 2019 at 7pm
“Object, Objetc, Objecc, ”: Wednesday, 29 May 2019 at 7pm
More information coming soon.
Date and Time: Thursday, 17th January 2019, 6.30 pm
Venue: Spot A, Spazju Kreattiv
10 young artists are currently participating in Shifting Contexts – a collective art exhibition that invites all those who visit Spazju Kreattiv to explore how the chosen theme – Relocate has been presented in multimodal forms of artistic expression. During a closing event that will be led by the curator – Dr. Trevor Borg, the artists will be describing their work and how they appropriated the theme and steered it towards the direction and form they are presenting.
The panel discussion will be followed by the adjudication ceremony of the winning artist/s.
Shifting Contexts is a collective art exhibition created and organised by Agenzija Zghazagh in collaboration with Spazju Kreattiv and supported by Valletta 2018. It runs until 20th January 2019.
Kamy Aquilina, Isaac Azzopardi, Keit Bonnici, Chiara Cassar, Emma Fsadni, Sara Pace, Joanna Portelli, Thomas Scerri, Matthew Schembri, Stefan Spiteri.
An Evening with Photographer David Pisani: Vanishing Valletta
Date and Time: Wednesday, 16 January, 2019, 7pm
Venue: Space C, Spazju Kreattiv
An informal Q&A session at Spazju Kreattiv with photographer David Pisani, currently exhibiting the Vanishing Valletta collection of 192 fine art photographic prints that document Valletta between 1982 and 2011. This is an opportunity to talk shop, get the insider stories behind the images or discuss specific issues related to Valletta and the Grand Harbour.
Not Just The City – Artists’ Residencies Panel Discussion & Exhibition Tour
Date and Time: Tuesday, 15 January, 2019, 7pm
Venue: Studio B and Space B, Spazju Kreattiv
As the collaborative Artists’ Residency programme between the Valletta 2018 Foundation and Fondazzjoni Kreattivitá has now come to end and therefore at a time of crossroads for residencies, Spazju Kreattiv are inviting the general public to an open meeting discussing the National Artists’ Residency programmes and to participate in a tour of the current exhibition ‘Not Just The City – Documenting the Gozo Residencies’ happening in Space B, Spazju Kreattiv.
Spazju Kreattiv Artistic Director Dr Toni Sant, Valletta Design Cluster Manager Caldon Mercieca and AIR Coordinator for Valletta 2018 Ann Laenen will be discussing the Artists’ Residency Project in Malta, the impact of this 3-year project and the legacy of a national Artists’ Residency. The general public will be able to gather information and participate in the discussion.
Refreshments will be served.
KantaKantun Bieb Bieb
Date and Time: Wednesday, 28 November 2018, 7pm
Venue: Space A, Spazju Kreattiv
Speakers: Alex Vella Gregory & Charlo Briguglio ( Project Creators), Roderick Camilleri, Ritty Tacsum, Sarah-Marie Scicluna, Elisa von Brockdorff (artists) Lisa Gwen Baldacchino (curators)
A round-table discussion on the development of the project and the process of linking music and architecture with visual arts.
Narrating Exile: History and memory in displacement
Date and Time: Thursday, 25 October 2018, 7pm
Venue: Studio B, Spazju Kreattiv
The talk will question how displacement operates on narratives of exile by the individuals involved, and will show that the same border crossing has relevance in structuring a memory of the exile, as argued by Marie-Caroline Saglio-Yatzimirsky in her research. The talk will also delve into the important role of The Archive of Migrant Memories.
Alessandro Triulzi will explain how the Archive, which began as an informal teaching tool derived from the migrants’ own narrations, eventually grew into an experiment in participatory video and memory-telling, aimed at empowering migrant voices to be heard, and helping Italian society to confront its rapidly changing identity from mono-cultural to multi- and inter-cultural mixed settings. On his part, David Zammit will focus on the ambivalent relations to the topic that arise in a post-colonial context such as that of Malta, as it is expressed in literary and historical documents.
The event is part of the exhibition to be [defined] at Spazju Kreattiv. With David Zammit (University of Malta), Marie-Caroline Saglio-Yatzimirsky (Inalco, Paris), Alessandro Triulzi (AMM, Rome). Virginia Monteforte (curator); Kristina Borg (exhibition designer); Alexandra Galitzine-Loumpet (cultural advisor). The exhibition is part of the Spazju Kreattiv programme and the Valletta 2018 programme.
St James Cavalier
Castille Place, Valletta VLT1060 Malta
- Spazju Kreattiv
- 60 mins
30 November 2018 - 10 February 2019
7 December 2018 - 3 February 2019
14 December 2018 - 20 January 2019