Archives: Events

TNESSID – MASTER OF FINE ARTS IN DIGITAL ARTS (MFA) – 2023 SHOWCASE

Space A, Spazju Kreattiv St James Cavalier, Castille Place, Valletta

"TNESSID brings together the work of five artists following a Master of Fine Arts in Digital Arts at the Department of Digital Arts, University of Malta. ‘Tnessid’ is the inverse of ‘dissent’, meaning the diverging opinions from the ones that are commonly held.

MCAST ICA Festival 2023

Spaces St James Cavalier, Castille Place, Valletta

The MCAST ICA Festival emerged as a new approach to the annual exhibition held at the MCAST’s Institute for the Creative Arts.

the wind blows… …waves in all directions

Spazju Kreattiv St James Cavalier, Castille Place, Valletta

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. 

Representing Pride

Space B, Spazju Kreattiv St James Cavalier, Castille Place, Valletta

Representing Pride is a process based curatorial photography collection, premiering never-before- seen works focussed on LGBTQIA+ stories, by eight individual photographers from around the

SACES – Architecture Student EXPO 2023

Atrium / Atrium Approach / Upper Atrium

The Architecture Student EXPO is a celebration of everything the Faculty for the Built Environment does at the University of Malta.

ĠUF

Space C, Spazju Kreattiv St James Cavalier, Castille Place, Valletta

ĠUF is a project exploring and celebrating contemporary motherhood through the visual art of Rebecca Bonaci.

Possible Worlds

Space A, Spazju Kreattiv St James Cavalier, Castille Place, Valletta

Possible Worlds is a multidisciplinary exhibition which tackles the environmental concerns which are rapidly changing the local and international landscapes.

The Spazju Kreattiv Art Collection – An Open Research

Space B, Spazju Kreattiv St James Cavalier, Castille Place, Valletta

The Spazju Kreattiv Art Collection - An Open Research project is part of an ongoing archival process that seeks to preserve the organisation’s legacy while bringing to the fore some of the main artworks donated to Spazju Kreattiv over the past 24 years.

Sheepsbodies

Space C, Spazju Kreattiv St James Cavalier, Castille Place, Valletta

This multidisciplinary exhibition aims at questioning the idea of self and questioning authenticity in a world that constantly presents us with endless, fast information and shifting standards.

Human(kind)

Space A, Spazju Kreattiv St James Cavalier, Castille Place, Valletta

Human(kind) is a thought-provoking exhibition by G. Luigi Rossi, a German artist residing in Malta, that delves deep into the core social issues affecting our society. Through a masterful combination of symbolism, abstract landscapes, and vibrant colours, Rossi offers viewers a unique perspective on conflicts, social injustice, and the fragile relationship between humanity and nature.

Glasshouse

Space C, Spazju Kreattiv St James Cavalier, Castille Place, Valletta

In the third phase of The Glasshouse Project, Gilbert Calleja, Jesmond Vassallo and Robert Zahra delve into the mechanics of creative production to come up with an exhibition of 2D and 3D works. Drawing metaphorical parallelsbetween artists’ studios and the lab-like conditions of glasshouses, the project explores creation as an ongoing organic process-germination, growth, reproduction, and decay.

Pawlu Curmi ‘Il-Pampalun’: Il-Bniedem, Il-Leġġenda

Atrium / Atrium Approach / Upper Atrium

Pawlu Curmi ‘il-Pampalun’ was a person whose contributions to Malta’s carnival cannot be ignored. Born on the 12th December 1930 in Valletta, ‘Il-Pampalun’ was the 12th child out of 13, and from a young age, he showed a particular interest in carnival by helping out his father Giovanni with creating carnival floats and grotesque masks. From that point, his career in the carnival sphere continued and evolved as he began to touch upon elements relating to dance, choreography and much more.

DREAM[of]LAND

Space A, Spazju Kreattiv St James Cavalier, Castille Place, Valletta

DREAM LAND is an interdisciplinary project which combines narratives of identity, belonging, familiarity and home through the complex overlap of art-making and crafts.

Melita, מלט −mlṭ, refuge

Space C, Spazju Kreattiv St James Cavalier, Castille Place, Valletta

Melita, מלט −mlṭ, refuge

Anne Immelé's project 'Melita, מלט −mlṭ, refuge' started in Malta during her visits in different caves throughout the islands, coming across traces of Phoenician civilizations in the wider contemporary context of an active migratory crisis. Since ancient times, human beings have sought refuge as a critical component for survival. The notion of refuge is especially anchored culturally in the history of Malta, whose Catholicity is also rooted in the biblical tale of Saint Paul's shipwreck and his finding shelter in a cave on the island.

European Digital Treasures – An exhibition of short films on the management of centennial archives in the 21st century

Atrium / Atrium Approach / Upper Atrium

Over the last decades, institutions with archival holdings have invested important resources to offer access to digitized items. These “digital treasures” are thus included as primary sources to free access portals, but they do not have a transformation process nor generate economic returns. Digital collections have enormous potential for changing the way that information is used, and for developing new ways of preserving, collecting, organizing, propagating and accessing knowledge.

INEARTH, UNEARTH: Archives of Matter and Ritual

Space C, Spazju Kreattiv St James Cavalier, Castille Place, Valletta

Inearth, Unearth: Archives of Matter and Ritual is an exploration of the associations and multifold meanings associated with various materials which are core to Agius’ practice.