ART ADDITIVES is a series of talks, workshops, encounters and satellite events developed around the Spazju Kreattiv contemporary visual arts programme. 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. The events will feature a variety of speakers including, curators, practitioners, artists and educators.
Date and Time: Wednesday 26 August 2020, 7pm
Venue: Space C, Spazju Kreattiv
During the Art Additives event, we’ll be discussing the core themes within the exhibition; construction, capitalism, consumerism and culture, in relation to the human condition and the contemporary paradigm at hand. Questions and feedback from the audience will be welcomed to the discussion alongside the artists’ comments on the exhibition. This extends to discussing the nature of the project in relation to various personal and practical elements involved within the creation of the artworks and setting up of the exhibition.
Documenting Jazz: An Oral History with Jeni Caruana
Date and Time: Wednesday, 11 December 2019, 4pm – 6pm
Venue: Studio B, Spazju Kreattiv
Artist Jeni Caruana speaks with Spazju Kreattiv Artistic Toni Sant about painting and drawing at previous editions of the Malta Jazz Festival, along with fellow expat artists Olaug Vethal (1946-2007) and Ebba von Fersen Balzan (1957-2008). Her oral history of this activity, which went on for more than two decades, forms part of efforts to document the Malta Jazz Festival, challenging the narratives surrounding jazz as a male-dominated domain, and the way those affected have been marginalised from this music history.
This Art Additives event is part of the Spazju Kreattiv research project documenting works of art in the Fondazzjoni Kreattività permanent collection. It also serves as a prelude for the 2020 edition of Art and Feminism, which will include an edit-a-thon focusing on the appropriate representation of women artists in Malta on Wikipedia. This continues on similar activities in recent years that aim to address the gender gap in the art scene and on the world’s most popular non-commercial website.