Spaces in Suspension

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Spaces in Suspension

29 October 2021 - 12 December 2021

Spaces in Suspension is a collaboration between two photographers. Joe Smith and Therese Debono, both documentary photographers based in Malta, took up the role of contemporary archaeologists in this project which aims to document and preserve one of the most iconic hotels in Malta in the 70s. The Grand Hotel Verdala stands as an architectural ruin and serves as an allegory of Malta’s transition towards progress.

Yet even though left in in a state of abandonment and decline the hotel still stands proudly awaiting its new fate. It is now in the process of demolition but the photographers managed to obtain the necessary permits to shoot whilst some furniture and other artefacts where still on site. In some places nature has also started its reclamation process. The collection also includes on-site portraits of some of the ex staff of this once iconic landmark.

Artists
Joseph P. Smith
Therese Debono

Curator
Prof. Vince Briffa


A number of tours with artists Joseph P Smith & Therese Debono will be organised where visitors can tour the exhibition to learn more about her thought process behind this exhibition. Anyone interested will need to book by filling in the form in your preferred date:

Saturday 6th November at 5:30pm

Friday 26th November at 7pm


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Supported by Arts Council Malta

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Concession tickets include students, senior citizens and Special ID Holders (SID).

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Space C, Spazju Kreattiv

St James Cavalier, Castille Place
Valletta,
Space C

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