Ruth Bianco explains the reasoning behind the theme and the chosen works and artists:
“The idea for this exhibition grew out of a continuing interest with the “notion of territory”. The participants are all artists I’ve met on my travels while they themselves were “away from home”, engaged in fine art research. It is within this ongoing context of interrogation and travel that I would like to introduce the works in this joint exhibition. This implies that the work is contextually fluid and nomadic – open-ended, questioning journeys, rather than closures. The show, therefore, is “a-topic” in that the works resist fixture and examine “territory” through temporality.”
The exhibition runs until 28 June at: MCA, 8 Off Racecourse Street, Marsa.
MCA is a non-profit cultural organisation founded in October 2008 as Malta’s first art centre focusing entirely on Contemporary Art.
Its main function is that of a public gallery showcasing international and local emerging and established visual artists through a programme of solo and group exhibitions curated by MCA and invited professionals.
A series of talks and fora in related fields as well as a programme of artist films and independent documentary has been set up. An education programme, film production house and online journal are in the making.
Photo: Still of video by exhibitor Leah Dector (Canada).