Art+Feminism 2020

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Art+Feminism 2020

7 February - 14 May
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Art+Feminism is an annual worldwide edit-a-thon to add content to Wikipedia about women artists. Now in its third year in Malta, this edition features a series of curated exhibitions across three sites presenting new works by both established and emerging artists. This initiative is made possible through an ongoing collaboration between Wikimedia Community Malta, the M3P Foundation and Spazju Kreattiv. Other collaborators include Unfinished Art Space and the Gabriel Caruana Foundation.

Alongside the exhibitions, activities will include a number of Wikipedia editing workshops and edit-a-thons. These activities will further address the gender gap on Wikipedia whilst highlighting the work of women artists and their contribution to the art scene in Malta.

Image credit: Genesis concept sketch, Oksana Chepelyk

 

Art+Feminism at Spazju Kreattiv
Following on the previous two editions of Art+Feminism in Malta, Spazju Kreattiv has invited a small number of women artists whose works form part of the Fondazzjoni Kreattività Art Collection to present new works alongside others by international artists who responded to an associated open call. The range of artists spans three generations, from established names to emerging talents. The works show a broad approach to the theme of the exhibition, engaging diverse media and presentational methods. The artists are Mirjana Batinić, Debbie Caruana Dingli, Oksana Chepelyk, Therese Debono, Emma Fsadni, Anna Grima, Gloria Oyarzabal and Enrique Tabone.

Curator: Toni Sant

Curator’s tour: Friday 6 March at 3pm and Sunday 8 March at 10:30am

Dates: Friday, 7 February 2020 – Sunday, 23 August 2020
Venue: Space A and Space B, Spazju Kreattiv

 

Wikipedia Workshop and Edit-a-thon
The goal for this Wikipedia editing workshop and Art+Feminism edit-a-thon is to create and edit Wikipedia pages about women artists in Malta, especially ones involved in the associated exhibitions.

Friday 7 February 2020, 5-7pm : Wikipedia Editing Workshop
Saturday 8 February 2020, 10am-4pm : Art+Feminism Edit-a-thon
Venue: Spazju Kreattiv Theatre

Details and joining instructions can be found here.

 

Strangers in a Strange Land
Strangers in a Strange Land is a multidisciplinary exhibition about being female in a world narrated by and designed for men. Visual and multidisciplinary artists react to the status quo of a male-oriented world, exploring how we can re-design, re-narrate and re-see what is said, and what is valued. What can a more feminine perspective contribute, and what does a feminine perspective mean in terms of physical, philosophical and societal outlooks? And does the bilateral depiction of ‘feminine’ and ‘masculine’ exist, or to what extent is it a false construct?

Artists: Barumbara, Etienne Farrell and Charlene Galea, Roxman Gatt, Letta Shtohryn
Curator: Margerita Pulè

Dates: 14 February 2020 – 8 March 2020
Venue: MUŻA, Valletta and Spazju Kreattiv Theatre

 

Meet the Artists at Art& Feminism 2020 II
In the second of the artists’ talks in the Art+Feminism 2020 series, Spazju Kreattiv artistic director Toni Sant holds a conversation with all the exhibiting artists. They are among the eight women artists whose work is presently exhibited across Spaces A + B at Spazju Kreattiv. They will give some insight into their individual work at this year’s A+F exhibition while reacting to the idea of championing women artists in Malta, and Internationally, in an effort to address the gender gap in the art scene as well as on Wikipedia, the most popular non-commercial website in the world. Caruana Dingli, Grima, and Tabone were invited to present new work at the 2020 edition of Art+Feminism following last year’s exhibition, which featured their works from the Fondazzjoni Kreattività Art Collection.
Date and Time: Thursday 5th March 2020, 6.30pm
Venue: Spazju Kreattiv Atrium

 

Curator’s Tour

Date and Time: Friday, 6 March 2020, 3pm
Venue: Spaces A, B and Atrium Approach, Spazju Kreattiv

 

Wikipedia Workshop and Edit-a-thon
The goal for this Wikipedia editing workshop and Art+Feminism edit-a-thon is to create and edit Wikipedia pages about women artists in Malta, especially ones involved in the associated exhibitions.

Friday 6 March 2020, 5pm-7pm : Wikipedia Editing Workshop, (Spazju Kreattiv, Cinema Foyer)
Saturday 7 March 2020, 10am-4pm : Art+Feminism Edit-a-thon,  (MUŻA)
Venue: Spazju Kreattiv andMUŻA
Collaborators: Unfinished Art Space

Details and joining instructions can be found here.

 

Curator’s Tour

Date and Time: Sunday, 8 March 2020, 10.30am
Venue: Spaces A, B and Atrium Approach, Spazju Kreattiv

Date and Time: Sunday, 8 March 2020, 11.30am
Venue: MUŻA

 

Jean Zaleski Centenary Celebration
Maltese-American artist Jean Busuttil Zaleski was born on 11 April 1920. Her association with Fondazzjoni Kreattività dates back to the turn of the millennium when she helped establish what today is known as the Spazju Kreattiv Artists’ Residency programme. The Centre for Creativity hosted a solo exhibition by her in 2002 and her works have over the years endeared art lovers in Malta and the United States and beyond. To celebrate the centenary of her birth and mark the tenth anniversary of her passing, Art+Feminism 2020 includes a special display of some of her works located in Malta in private collections and the Fondazzjoni Kreattività art collection.

Curator: Toni Sant

Dates: 5 March 2020 – 30 August 2020
Venue: Atrium Approach and Meditation Area, Spazju Kreattiv

 

Privat: The Natural Body as Fiction
Who are we when no one is looking? Are we becoming more than ever alienated from our own sex? Sex appeal has become solely image-based, a curated version for the sake of Instagram, commodifying our bodies into separate body parts and encouraging capitalism to boom more rapidly. This is a solo exhibition by Charlene Galea, supported by the Gabriel Caruana Foundation.

Curator: Raffaella Zammit

Dates: 8 March 2020 – 25 March 2020
Venue: The Mill, Gabriel Caruana Foundation, Birkirkara