Gallery of Maltese facial characteristics
The 50,000 or so people who visit Valletta every day would do well to have a look at the 50 portraits by Norbert Attard exhibited at Freedom Square and see which of the different physiognomies is closest to theirs.
The installation - Minn fejn int? Where do you come from? - is aimed at raising awareness on the different physiognomies of the Maltese people. Mounted to celebrate the European Year of Intercultural Dialogue, the installation also seeks to highlight the complex history of the Maltese islands as a central meeting place of populations throughout the centuries.
Mr Attard explained to Vodafone and HSBC representatives, main sponsors of the exhibition, that his creations were intended to engage the viewer with the question of identity and the complex relationship between physiognomy and culture, exploring the notion of diversity and assumptions of "who we are" and "where do we come from".
The event is an initiative of the European Parliament Office in Malta in collaboration with St James Cavalier Centre for Creativity and the Valletta local council, supported by Vodafone Malta Ltd, HSBC, and the Ministry of Education, Culture, Youth and Sport.
The installation which will be officially inaugurated today will run until January 8.