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She said Darling With a “K”:  Reimagining Katya Saunders

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

She elicited conflicting feelings from those closest to her, but everyone who knew Katya Saunders agrees on onepoint – she was a woman who lived her own truth, no matter what.

KorMalta: Christmas Concert

Atrium / Atrium Approach / Upper Atrium

After the thrilling performances in 2021, KorMalta will once again present a heart-warming evening ofcarol favourites thematic of the Christmas season in collaboration with Spazju Kreattiv.
A varied programme of traditional and contemporary works will be setting the mood for a cheerfulevening, sung and performed in the way they were originally conceived. The concert will once againfeature its’ much-loved hallmark – the audience participation in the carol singing together with thechoir–– together as a musical party.

Anamnesis

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

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.

“WHAT’CHU LOOKING AT? WHO YOU SPEAKING WITH?” A GAZING ALL ROUND

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

The continent known as Africa is a complex, intricate and unfathomable entity. There has always been this futile quest, particularly in the west, to totalize Africa. We are adequately informed, especially through the work of the multitude of creatives that operate from Africa and her Diaspora, that it is impossible to do so. So, in what ways are contemporary African artists expressing their many lived realities across a continent made up of fifty-four (54) countries in this current experience?

INSULAR

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

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.

Prestorjha

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

Prestorjha is a solo exhibition by Enrique Tabone featuring works of contemporary art on the theme of the female figure in prehistoric Malta and Gozo, from a feminist perspective.

When the Moon Waxes Red

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

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?

Gesture Objects | Is-sejba u t-tħalija tat-traċċi 

An artist-in-residence is a traveller. Making a site-specific work in a short time can quickly become a colonial act. With her research-based work Gesture Objects, the artist Tanja Hamester tries to resort to anti-colonial strategies. She focuses on listening and collecting stories without appropriating them. 

At the Table

Atrium / Atrium Approach / Upper Atrium

Am Tisch - at the table is a transnational project that traces the family table as a central place of negotiation and thus, the smallest social cell.

A New Gothic

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

"A New Gothic" presents the fourth and most ambitious exhibition to date by the emerging contemporary figurative painter Ġulja Holland.

Transparencies of the soul

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

Lucia Vallejo is Basque and has a background in art history, which is not something that should be overlooked. She came to sculpture by way of painting, not in the sense that she had been a painter, but in the sense that she had studied painting’s mechanisms and its structure.

Backlot

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

Backlot is a new exhibition by Charlie Cauchi. She uses video work, photographic images, built structures and more to break down the complex possibilities of Malta’s on-screen cinematic (mis)representation.

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