Proġett XX

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Proġett XX

11 September 2020 - 22 November 2020

In celebration of the 20th anniversary of the reimagining of St James Cavalier as a centre for creativity, Spazju Kreattiv presents Project XX. The exhibition explores the building’s recent past as a British Armed Forces NAAFI outlet, a government printing press as well as its transformation into a centre for creativity. The timeline is articulated through oral history accounts and visual documentation.

Pierre Portelli’s Insights • Time, light and shadow (Chapters 1 & 2) is inspired by the sundial, one of humankind’s oldest astronomical instruments, that with its fine-line components, casts shadows to mark moments in time. Utilising the multilayered history of the building, the work explores the ecologies of power, through intersections of past, present and still to be created futures.

In a first for Spazju Kreattiv, the on-site exhibition will be interpreted as a virtual walk-through experience for greater accessibility and to share with the wider online community. This project will also include a series of interviews with some of the main stakeholders in the development of St James Cavalier into a centre for creativity which is part of an ongoing archival project that Spazju Kreattiv has undertaken in order to increase the appreciation of Spazju Kreattiv’s legacy as well as the contemporary creative sector.

ARTIST
Pierre Portelli

COLLABORATORS
Department of Public Work at the Ministry for Transport, Infrastructure and Capital Projects’, the National Archives of Malta, Chris Gatt, Dr Toni Sant, Architect Jing Yao Xu and Prof. Richard England, Government Printing Press, PBS Archives, Dr Georgina Portelli.

Ticket Information

Adult
FREE
Concessions
FREE
Children
FREE
Cinema Club Members
n/a
Concession tickets include students, senior citizens and Special ID Holders (SID).

Venue Information

Spazju Kreattiv

St James Cavalier, Castille Place
Valletta, Malta
Space A, Space B, Atrium

Additional Information

Duration
9 weeks
Cert
All ages
Language
Maltese and English

Art Additives

28 ta’ Ottubru 2020, 7pm

Proġett XX is Spazju Kreattiv’s flagship project for our 2020/21 programme. This exhibition explores the building’s recent past as a British Armed Forces NAAFI outlet, a government printing press as well as its transformation into a centre for creativity. The timeline is articulated through oral history accounts and visual documentation.  Pierre Portelli’s  Insights • Time, light and shadow (Chapters 1 & 2) is inspired by the sundial, one of humankind’s oldest astronomical instruments, that with its fine-line components, casts shadows to mark moments in time. Utilising the multilayered history of the building, the work explores the ecologies of power, through intersections of past, present and still to be created futures.
In this  session of Art Additives, cultural journalist Ramona Depares will be engaging in a discussion with Pierre Portelli, delving into the process of the creation of this exhibition and the ideas which concretised it. 

This Art Additives sessions will be streamed live online on Spazju Kreattiv’s Facebook Page and website.
For more information about Proġett XX and to visit its virtual tour see here: https://www.kreattivita.org/event/progett-xx/



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