Dal-Bahar Madwarha in Malta, Valletta 2018 Malta, 25.03.2018 -  1.07.2018

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Between spring and summer 2018, curator Maren Richter brings Valletta 2018’s major visual arts exhibition to our European Capital of Culture, with large installations, performances and public interventions taking place in both traditional and unexpected locales across the country.

Among the exhibition’s star sites is the Pixkerija at Barriera Wharf, a Grade 2 scheduled building that was built in the 1930’s. Richter is working with more than twenty-five established and emerging artists from fifteen countries –including Malta, France, Austria, Egypt, Germany, Syria, the United Kingdom, Sweden, Ghana, Spain, and Palestine – who are collaborating with local partners around the Islands.

The title Dal-Baħar Madwarha is inspired by a quote from the work of philosopher Gilles Deleuze, ‘The island is what the sea surrounds’. This sets the tone for newly commissioned and existing pieces that explore the idea of “islandness” in playful and critical ways. It’s an artistic journey through the contemporary realities of the Maltese Islands, placing at their helm the Islands’ relationship with their closest neighbour – the Mediterranean Sea.

The exhibition re-traces borders, imagining new geographies that view the sea as fluid and transformable rather than another physical barrier between people, places and culture.

In Richter’s words: “The multi-site programme invites international and Maltese artists to recast and respond to current and past urgencies and challenges, in which the Mediterranean Sea plays a significant role […] The island is a mode of pausing, familiarised by a certain romanticism. Whereas the sea looms large in the language of our imaginations; it is a site of reflection, voyage, and volatile freedom.”

In the light of such thought-provoking inquiries, the exhibition explores the identity of our Islands within a wider global context, bringing creative, social and political visions of the Mediterranean to light through the region’s most iconic and enduring image: the deep blue sea.

The exhibition kicks off on the 10th of March, with public space works by James Micallef Grimaud in the Grand Harbour docks (Ġiraffa), Manaf Halbouni in Birżebbuġa, Valletta and Qala (Uprooted), and an intervention by an Austrian art collective around Malta and Gozo (Fleeting Territories – Mapping Malta).

The 25th of March sees the opening of a sculptural installation by Aidan Celeste in Valletta (What Will Fall), a participatory installation by transparadiso in Valletta and Gżira (Times of Dilemma), Ibrahim Mahama’s site specific installation in Valletta’s Pixkerija (A straight line through the Carcass of History) and a site specific sound installation by Susan Philipsz in which visitors can explore Valletta’s hidden underground (Who By Fire).

Also opening on the 25th is a collective exhibition in the Examination Centre in Valletta. This indoor exhibition includes artists such as:

Heba Y Amin (Egypt)
Hela Ammar (Tunis)
Bettina Hutschek (Germany/Malta)
Raphael Vella (Malta)
Gilbert Calleja (Malta)
Fernando Sanchez Castillo (Malta)
Lida Abdul (Afghanistan)
Adrian Paci (Albania)
Wael Shawky (Egypt/America)
Antoine Cassar (Malta)
Aaron Bezzina (Malta)
Center for Political Beauty collective (Germany)
Embassy for the Displaced/Scan Lab/Stevanos (International)
Kristina Borg (Malta)
transparadiso (Austria)
Tania El Khoury (Lebanon)
Fleeting Territories (Austria/Sweden)
Manaf Halbouni (Syria/Germany)

The collective exhibition is open until the 27th of May.

Tania El Khoury will also be delivering “Sejjaħ lil Malta”, a site-specific sound installation on the 6th and 7th April which explores our changing perception of the Mediterranean Sea.

Kristina Borg will be presenting “No Man’s Land”, a participatory excursion aimed at discovering new forms of territory along the Valletta coast. Boat trips will be starting in the beginning of June.

Venues:

​VALLETTA UNDERGROUND CISTERN , Republic Street, Valletta
Artist: SUSAN PHILLIPSZ . 
Exhibition Duration: 25th March - 01 July . 
Times: 11am - 7pm. Last Entry at 6:30pm . Closed Mondays

​​PIXKERIJA ( OLD FISH MARKET ) Barriera Wharf, Valletta. 
Artist: IBRAHIM MAHAMA . 
Exhibition Duration: 25th March - 01 July 
Times: 11am - 7pm. Last Entry at 6:30pm . Closed Mondays.

​ST ELMO EXAM CENTRE, St Elmos place, Valletta. 
GROUP EXHIBITION .
Exhibition Duration: 25th March - 27th May .
Times: 11am - 7pm. Last Entry at 6:30pm . Closed Mondays.
 



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Dal-Bahar Madwarha


Event Type:
Valletta 2018
Location:
Pixkerija (Old Fish Market)
Barriera Wharf,Valletta, Valletta
Start Date:
25 March 2018
End Date:
1 July 2018
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Venue:
Pixkerija (Old Fish Market)
Address:
Barriera Wharf,Valletta   Show Map

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