2017 marks the official return of a Malta Pavilion to the Venice Biennale for the first time in 17 years. To celebrate this occasion and create an unparalleled experience, the two curators – Raphael Vella and Bettina Hutschek – have drawn on Maltese art from the past and present, juxtaposing historic items with contemporary.
The curators have selected artists of Maltese origin or based in Malta for their conceptual exhibition: Homo Melitensis: An incomplete inventory in 19 chapters.
The show is part of the program of Ars Electronica 2016 and was open during the festival
at Raumschiff, Linz
A play on artworks, works in process and working things out by doing – together. Through negotiation, juxtaposition, and re-contextualization, various works and non-works are woven into an interface for the audience, built through interactive, textual and performative processes.
There’s no excuse for our lethargy: since we already possess the ideas, tools and techniques to initiate a change of course. The collaborative display here exhibited turns non-functional works into functional un-works, reaching towards how art might work between artworks.The project uses the medium of interaction in a way that allows the pieces to leave the traditional space of artistic discourse and to occupy instead the space of dialogue.
With Stella Baraklianou, Yen Tzu Chang & Yoh Morishita, Maria Czernohorszky, Isidora Ficovic, Laura Jade Hindes, Mary Maggic,Francesco Nordio, Patrick Schabus, Henning Schulze, Julio Sosa, Federico Tasso.
A project by
Davide Bevilacqua, Sam Bunn, and Sewal Six.