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  • Art in the understanding of war and promotion of peace

    The Artraker Biennial Awards and Art of Peace Exhibition is a global event that recognises art and artists that make critical contributions to peace around the world. The core concept of the Art of Peace Exhibition is that of a mosaic – showcasing...

  • A dose of monkey business

    What can you tell us about your new project? Also, how did the name come about? Super Sponge Trio is an instrumental power trio that incorporates a multifarious blend of uncanny melodies, bouncy rhythms and tenacious grooves. This unrivaled unique...

  • New challenges for ŻfinMalta

    ŻfinMalta founder Mavin Khoo will be embracing new opportunities away from Malta. Anna Marie Galea interviews him about the implications of stepping down from ŻfinMalta and the way forward for the national dance troupe. Having spent more than...

  • The limits of infatuation

    As Leopold von Sacher-Masoch’s notorious Venus in Furs hits the stage courtesy of Masquerade, Johnathan Cilia catches up with leading lady Jo Caruana. Human sexuality and sensuality can, sometimes, seem to be made up of an astounding mix of...

  • Dear Pete helps children to face grief

    In the span of the average person’s lifetime there are several moments when grief is unavoidably encoun­tered and, while one never quite gets used to loss, they will at least be better equipped to deal with it with maturity as their shield. Studio...

  • Depth’s debut album Time

    Malta’s music scene is often times a reflection of the island’s wider artistic culture – inward looking, consistent in its inability to break any mould and seemingly focused on not standing out too much. While our pop music sensibilities seem to...

  • Voicing dignity

    Pete Farrugia reviews the recent production of Inwardly Silent, combining theatre, dance, poetry and music to recreate one person’s touching journey. Inwardly Silent presents a performance that is, to the best of my knowledge, unique for its...

  • Linking art to commerce

    Have you ever thought about what, exactly, the items you purchase at the supermarket say about you as a person? A new project – You Are What You Buy, by performance artist Miss K, is hoping to answer that question and others, while also...

  • Frederick W. Ryan – An Irishman who fell in love with Malta

    The 1930s were as politically turbulent for Malta, and Frederick Ryan, though seemingly unwilling to challenge doctrines then still current on the redeeming destiny of the em­pire, had genuine sympathy for those Maltese who did not suffer colonial...

  • Emoji as art

    New York’s Museum of Modern Art’s (Moma) collection now includes the original set of 176 emoji that were created by NTT Docomo under the supervision of Shigetaka Kurita developed between 1998 and 1999. Released for cell phones in 1999, these...