During months like these I reaffirm my mission to make the local art-scene more visible to those who remain blind to it.
Artist Norbert Francis Attard has his first solo show in a very long time at Gozo Contemporary with a satalite show called Soap to Think With at R Gallery in Tigne Street, Sliema – both unmissable! A virtual collective exhibition organised by MICAS – the Malta International Contemporary Art Space – is currently on at micas.art/digital. Jimmy Grima tells us about The School of Wind and Waves which continues to explore, navigate and document the wild habits of communities and ponders on the need for re-wilding ourselves.
Gender Boss – a performance piece conceived for this year’s Ziguzajg children’s art festival generated a nationwide discussion highlighting the power of art in its ability to gauge social consciousness. Artpaper met up with the artists behind the work.
This edition of Artpaper also coincides with the opening of the London Design Biennale where Malta will participate for the first time with its own pavilion and a work named Urban Fabric while the Malta Society of Arts is hosting City of Art – Decadence Now, with a fine program of trans-disciplinary events. A call for artists for the first edition of The Malta Biennale next year is out and closes in August – the excitement is palpable – finally Heritage Malta’s extraordinary portfolio of buildings and spaces will host world class contemporary art.
Support, discuss, watch, and get inspired! And get in touch if we’ve missed something – we know we must have!
Joanna Delia | Editor