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Contemporary art exhibition

Artwork by Gabriel Caruana (detail). Photo: Elisa von Brockdorff

Artwork by Gabriel Caruana (detail). Photo: Elisa von Brockdorff

Nisġa: Storja Kontemporanja is an exhibition that seeks to feature dialogues between artists of different generations.

A collaboration between Spazju Kreattiv and the Valletta 2018 Foundation, the project’s works are put together in meaningful dialogues, each standing for a given narrative or facet.

These works are in dialogue with interventions by contemporary artists in digital format to create an exhibition akin to an installation where all the elements converse and interact within one weave.

By bridging the persona of the Maltese artist, oftentimes caught between memory and history, the project explores what is constant and what instead stands out as a difference within the memory landscape. The dialectic between past and present, paradoxically juxtaposed across media, strives to achieve a constellation inspired by Warburg’s Mnemosyne Atlas, where polarities are exposed and inferences underpinned across time. When read together as one experience, the constellation of displays and objects strive to propose new readings of art histories connecting present and past.

Artists in the exhibition include Carmelo Mangion, Darren Tanti, Pierre Portelli, Harry Alden, Anton Agius, Gabriel Caruana, Victor Agius, Patrick Dalli, Austin Camilleri, George Preca, Alfred Chircop, Norbert Attard, Isabelle Borg, Vince Briffa, Raymond Pitrè, George Fenech and Ruth Bianco.

The exhibition is curated by Irene Biolchini and Sandro Debono.

Entrance to the exhibition, being held in Space A, Spazju Kreattiv, Valletta, is free. Running until November 4, it is open on Mondays from 9am to 5pm, Tuesdays to Fridays between 9am and 9pm and Saturdays and Sundays from 10am to 9pm.

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