Maps are flat renderings of 3Dimensional landscapes. They delineate countries, continents, states and bodies of water. Artist Rebecca DiDomenico has cut through layers of code to rearrange geography.
The seventh edition of Wiki Loves Monuments, the Guinness World Record holder for the largest photography competition, is taking place again in Malta this year. The competition brings together photographers from around the world to take stunning pictures of our cultural heritage to be shared on Wikipedia.
Maritima-Islands is a communicative space for the institutions, artists, researchers and public of the Mediterranean with a special focus on the islands of the region. It is created for people to exchange their experiences, to motivate them to gain new knowledge, encourage them to conduct collective artistic work and recognise the uniqueness of the islands, as well as to spread this knowledge beyond the targeted area as these islands.
The project is an introspective visual art exhibition by Clint Calleja, consisting of paintings, sculptures, photography and installations revolving around the theme of ‘Trauma and Memory’. The artworks will be unfolding through autobiographical recollections that remain imprinted in his memory. Unfortunately, most of these are of a traumatic nature.
INSULAR is a photographic project that focuses on the everyday life and destiny of young men from the African diaspora, recently settled on the island of Malta. Offering a sensitive portrait of this new community, the weaving of portraits, landscapes and still lives sets a poetical narration that attempts to create a sense of belonging; the semblance of a home in the making between here and there.
In an age of advanced climate crises, the earth should be read as if it were a script that needs to be interpreted. This links to traditional knowledge, shifts in perspectives and norms and raises the question: What if we pluralised our ideas about the world and acknowledged that the current understanding of the future that has dominated the world for centuries simply leads to a dead(ly) end?
Across a 46,000km coast surrounded by 22 countries, LGBTIQ+ people simultaneously enjoy civil rights, face criminal action, can legally have their gender recognised, are socially and/or legally oppressed because of their gender, go through genital mutilation at birth, live under harsh systems be it socio-economic issues, nationalism and colonialism; and this only touches the surface of the multitude of experiences and challenges.