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NISĠA: Storja Kontemporanja
7 September 2018 - 4 November 2018| Free
A curator’s tour of the exhibition will be held on Saturday 3rd November at 10:30am, along with the official presentation of the commemorative exhibition catalogue. Following the presentation of the catalogue, curators Sandro Debono and Irene Biolchini will offer a tour of the exhibition presenting the dialogues on display, the narratives and the behind-the-scenes.
Dates and Times: Friday, 7 September 2018 – Sunday, 4 November 2018
Venue: Space A, Spazju Kreattiv
This exhibition seeks to feature dialogues between artists of different generations. The selection of works is put together in meaningful dialogues, each standing for a given narrative or facet. These works are in dialogue with interventions by contemporary artists in digital format to create an exhibition akin to an installation where all the elements converse and interact within one weave. By bridging the persona of the Maltese artist, oftentimes caught between memory and history, the project shall explore what is constant and what instead stands out as a difference within the memory landscape.The dialectic between past and present , paradoxically juxtaposed across media, shall strive to achieve a constellation inspired by Warburg’s Mnemosyne Atlas where polarities are exposed and inferences underpinned across time. When read together as one experience, the constellation of displays and objects shall strive to propose new readings of art histories connecting present and past.
This exhibition is a collaboration project between Spazju Kreattiv and the Valletta 2018 Foundation.
Artists in this exhibition include: Carmelo Mangion, Darren Tanti, Patrick Dalli, Pierre Portelli, Harry Alden, Anton Agius, Gabriel Caruana, Victor Agius, Austin Camilleri, George Preca, Alfred Chircop, Norbert Attard, Isabelle Borg, Vince Briffa, Raymond Pitrè, George Fenech and Ruth Bianco.
Curated by Irene Biolchini and Sandro Debono.
Artwork: Gabriel Caruana (detail)
Photo: Elisa von Brockdorff
St James Cavalier
Castille Place, Valletta VLT1060 Malta
- Valletta 2018 Foundation
- Heritage Malta
- Spazju Kreattiv
- Creative Team
- Irene Biolchini and Sandro Debono
- With the participation of
- Valletta 2018 and Heritage Malta
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