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Event Calendar

Aug
24
to Nov 24

Cabinet of Futures

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The Austrian art and culture group Time’s Up engages the public in playful experiences designed to explore alternative, preferable futures.

Over the course of their stay on the Maltese Islands, this radical team have brought internationally renowned futurists, local experts and everyday citizens together through communal workshops; during these creative meetings, participants have shared imaginative scenarios, dreams and concerns that explore diverse visions of the local future.The year 2018 sees people’s ideas come to life through the resulting site-specific exhibition, Cabinet of Futures. This immersive, walk-through exhibition creates a ‘proto-scientific’ laboratory atmosphere, inviting local individuals and communities to add their own touch to the scenario. With constant creative exchange from all walks of life, the hypothetical futures presented become sites that are continuously evolving into richer and ever-more tangible worlds.

 

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Sep
6
to Sep 30

COLLECTIVE IMAGINATION -

‘Collective Imagination – Unfolding the Possibilities of Shared Unconsciousness’ is a Valletta 2018 endorsed visual arts exhibition of sculptural installations utilising light, sound, and video by visual artists Chellcy Mifsud-Reitsma (Malta/USA) and Merja Briñón (Finland). The exhibition will be presented at Spazju Kreattiv (Spaces C1 – C4, Upper Galleries) in Valletta between the 6-30 September 2018. The exhibition will form part of the Spazju Kreattiv program in Malta and will be exported to Finland and Spain after.

There will be one solo work by each artist, which was the inspiration for the collaboration in the first place; and two collaborative works, in which the artists equally contribute to the creation of the installations. Some of the works will also be interactive with the audience. Under the direction of the artists, Tom Borg will be composing a soundscape for one of the collaborative artworks based in sonic geometry. Lisa Gwen will be the curator of the exhibition and will put the artistic concept and exhibition into a Maltese context and define its relevance and contribution to the larger Maltese art scene.

Collective Imagination researches the possibility to create and use collective imagination as a contemporary tool to think and to be in a rapidly changing society in turbulent times experienced in a globalised world. The aim of Collective Imagination is to unfold the possibilities of shared unconsciousness and to resist efficiency, materialism and other capitalist and neoliberal values of postcolonial western world based on Christian tradition.

The concept of collective imagination can be explained as an unseen network, a universal phenomenon, or universal consciousness that we all tap into to pull ideas and inspiration from, as well as contribute to by simply generating ideas in the artists’ minds connected to collective consciousness, which means for example, two creatives from completely different countries who have never met may have the same or similar idea near the same time and develop an artwork or invention that is very similar, but still individual, without ever knowing one another or that another person was doing something very similar. They may think that their idea is totally original and never know that it was a shared idea with a stranger on the other side of the world.  This is a very common phenomenon that occurs regularly, throughout time and has been well documented. The collective imagination is one step further from collective consciousness – in collective imagination participants can create something new on an unconscious level. This collective imagination can also be interpreted as a shared legacy, as universal concepts shared between all cultures, religions, science, and metaphysics; something that is intangible universal heritage that we all create together.

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May
26
7:00 PM19:00

AMALGAMA

AMALGAMA is an innovative piano and audio-reactive visual performance – a collaboration between pianist Gabi Sultana and visual artist Mark Dingli. They explore minimalistic works by international contemporary composers, such as John Cage, Philip Glass and Benjamin Van Esser, amongst others.

During the performance, Sultana’s piano sound is fed through Dingli’s visuals, which are specifically made for this program, thus creating a homogeneous experience that brings a visual aspect into what is usually a purely listening environment. The result is an immersive experience for music, art and experimental-sound enthusiasts. This project will also include Sultana’s piano transcription of a piece by NSI. Non Standard Institute (a partnership between Tobias Freund and Max Loderbauer) and a rendition of a local Maltese artist’s cover tailor-made for this event.

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Apr
20
to May 13

A Tale of Two Cities

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Documented between 2009 and 2012, Broken Dreams is a haunting photographic essay on the city of Nicosia and conflict areas in the north of Cyprus that was exhibited during Pafos 2017. The exhibition is part of A Tale of Two Cities – a cross-cultural photography exhibition by artist and photographer David Pisani, whose work explores architectural poetry as a metaphor for the human condition.

Pisani’s work has been exhibited at the prestigious Biennale of Photography in Paris in 1996 and was entered in the Permanent collections of the Bibliothèque Nationale de France in June 2000.

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Mar
1
to Sep 30

Strorie di Fede, Storie di Re

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The Valletta 2018 Foundation is endorsing Storie di Fede, Storie di Re, an exhibition presenting two replicas of masterpieces of medieval ornaments.

7 centuries of history tell the visceral bond that unite San Gennaro, Naples, the faith and the great dynasties that Europe has made. A story written in 305 AD, the date of the martyrdom of Gennaro, a few years before Constantine, the first Christian emperor. Elena, the mother of Constantine, on a trip to the Holy Land, received the sacred nails of the cross of Christ and used them in Constantine’s crown, now known as the Iron Crown of Lombardy, and in a bit for Constantine’s horse.

The central elements of the exhibition will be original replicas of the San Gennaro Bust and the Ferro Corona (Iron Crown of Lombardy). The replicas, made by goldsmiths, were necessary for the religious significance of the two masterpieces: the Bust as the reliquary of the skull of San Gennaro, and the Ferro Corona for the symbolic value of the nail of the cross of Christ.

This exhibition will be held at the Istituto Italiano di Cultura in Valletta between the 1st March and the 30th September 2018.

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Feb
24
to Feb 26

Anos Luz - Mqabba

The Spanish shadow theatre company Luz Micro y Punto work with the age-old craft of shadow puppetry to create visually stunning masterpieces. Años Luz, is a performance that takes the viewer on an inspiring journey of musical discovery. The story centres on a composer caught in the process of musing over her next score, which she serendipitously uncovers through a playful creative process.

The delightful performance offers viewers haunting images that use both traditional and contemporary shadow theatre techniques to merge reality and dream in an inimitable world of music and colour. Luz Micro y Punto will also share their unique technique for shadow puppetry with aspiring and established artists in an intensive workshop.

Años Luz will be held on the 24th and 25th February 2018 at the Mqabba Primary School, Mqabba. Buy your tickets here.

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Feb
23
8:00 PM20:00

Mokadelic

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Italian post-rock outfit Mokadelic, renowned for their breathtaking soundtracks, besides their albums proper, will play two exclusive nights at the University Campus Theatre (ex MITP) in Valletta on the 23rd and 24th February.

In a rather unique experience for Malta, the five piece Rome-based band, who have scored soundtracks for Oscar-winning director Gabriele Salvatores amongst others, will play their soundtrack to the hit Italian TV series 'Gomorra' in its entirety; in what promises to be a special musical and visual experience.

The soundtrack to “Gomorra” is an emotionally intense musical narrative, including both spacious, melancholic atmospheres and extremely dense climaxes, all inspired by the haunting realism of the TV series.

Gomorra (Season 3 currently being shown on Sky Atlantic) is currently one of Italy's most explosive and successful TV shows to date. The acclaimed Italian television crime drama inspired by Roberto Saviano's 2008 best-selling book Gomorrah, received unprecedented critical acclaim all over the world and has been sold to over fifty countries.

Mokadelic's soundtrack does the show utter justice. Their dark sound palette and menacing tones fit in perfectly with the unrelentingly tense, gritty and authentic scenes which tear at our TV screens. 

Opening on both nights will be experimental Maltese band “Eyes To Argus” who have just released their debut album "VEER".

This event is supported by Valletta 2018.

Limited tickets available from:

https://shop.trackagescheme.com/event/mokadelic-play-gomorra/

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Feb
17
8:30 PM20:30

Endless Poetry (2016)

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Dates and Times:
Friday 2 February 2018, 8:30PM
Thursday 8 February 2018, 7:30PM
Saturday 17 February 2018, 8:30PM

Cert: 15
Venue: Cinema (St James Cavalier)
Price: €7 for the general public and €6 for cinema members

Continuing the autobiographical story born in The Dance of Reality, Endless Poetry is Alejandro Jodorowsky’s latest surreal masterpiece, an ode to beauty and inner truth that is woven into the artistic tapestry of life.

In 1940 Santiago, Chile, we meet a 20-year-old “Alejandrito” Jodorowsky who is about to endure a baptism of fire on the altar of Art. The young artist’s father will do anything to curb his son’s love affair with poetry, but the poet’s path is in Jodorowsky’s blood. Here, the poet’s vision is given sensual force in a series of kaleidoscopic, picaresque episodes that colour the cult filmmaker’s biography with a sense of freedom and authenticity. Endless Poetry frees human memory from the shackles of the mundane to recount the poet’s inner life. On his artistic pilgrimage, Jodorowsky immerses himself in a world of poetic experimentation, where he encounters the artistic and intellectual avant-garde of Latin America’s modern literature and explores his tortured relationship with his family. Jodorowsky’s dream-like vision and his tireless search for truth — an uncompromising struggle between beauty and horror, tenderness and violence — screams for catharsis as he recalls the formative moments of his artistic life with unadulterated ecstasy, love, pain, longing and loss.

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Feb
17
7:00 PM19:00

Icon Island

Icon Island is a project by Virgil Widrich, an Austrian filmmaker and director known for his experimental films and multimedia works. The collage of visuals is inspired by films dealing with the mystic and romantic journey to islands representing alternative societies or different states of mind. Questioning local customs and the identity of their visitors, these places can be both a paradise and a threat.

Carefully selected visuals – many of which include a connection to Malta and its cinematic history – will be projected as a ‘live’ mix, accompanied by an improvised electronic music performance by Maltese artist Sonitus Eco. The sounds of the films are re-imagined on the fly, with sound reacting to – or even opposing – the images.

Icon Island will be happening on the 17th of February 2018 at the Salesians’ Theatre, Sliema. Buy your tickets here.

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Feb
17
4:00 PM16:00

EMM Talks #2 - A Means to an End

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Installations – Creative Venture – Funding
Place: Cinema (St James Cavalier)
Price: Free (Booking not required)

What is the source of the spark that will then light up into an elaborate artistic project, concept, venture or performance?

How can artists best translate such an idea, theme or any other form of inspiration into a project such as an installation?

What form of assistance is available so that artists can bring such projects to fruition?

Electronic Music Malta presents ‘A Means to an End’ – a public discussion that will bring together Mario Sammut (Cygna), Andrew Schembri, Toni Gialanze (Late Interactive) and Toni Attard (Director, Culture Venture) so as to discuss this interesting subject.

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Feb
9
7:00 PM19:00

White Memory – 1989/2018 Art in Malta and Poland: Book Launch

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Book launch: Friday 9 February 2018, 7pm
Exhibition closes: Sunday 11 February 2018
Venues: Space A, C1 – C4 (St James Cavalier)

White Memory – 1989/2018 Art in Malta and Poland is an exhibition curated by Irene Biolchini and Marinella Paderni. The exhibition revolves around the ties between Malta and Poland and the search for identity in the present – which also represents the promise for the future. White is the colour of pureness, but it is also the colour used to cancel, to erase, thus presenting the leitmotiv of this exhibition.

The exhibition includes three generations of Polish artists whose works reflect a two-way movement between past and future, between cultural heritage and the invention of a new art, an aesthetic self-expression that is a symbol of Poland today. In the same way, three Maltese generations are called to confront each other in the spaces of the exhibition. The three generations are represented by: the Modernist generation, which achieved artistic maturity before the independence; the generation that grew up artistically in the Republic; the youngest generation that started to work while Malta was entering into the European Union.

The theme of identity is perceived as one of the fundamentals of contemporary art and culture. The definition of identity, in fact, urges a definition and a reflection upon the European collective memory and history, especially in relation to the events happened between the end of the 20th Century and the beginning of the 21st Century. It is clear that there is no future and memory without the awareness of what our memory and past are.

This project is supported by the Malta Arts Council and the Polish Institute in Rome and endorsed by the Valletta 2018 Foundation.

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Feb
9
to Feb 13

Carnival

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The Maltese carnival is one of Malta’s oldest festivities, harking back to the rule of the Knights of the Order of Saint John. Today, this colourful event is celebrated across the Maltese Islands, with the boldest and brightest activities centred in the capital city of Valletta.

For four days, the city’s historic streets come to life with marching bands, fancy dress competitions and dancers in elaborate costume. But the highlight of this age-old celebration is certainly the carnival float parade that features all manner of impressive handmade floats – some allegorical, some satirical and others just plain fun, fantastical and whacky.

Carnival days in Valletta also host a number of marching bands, costumed children and youths enjoying the merriment along the historic streets, whilst various costumed dance groups perform in Pjazza San Ġorġ with families enjoying the show from purposely set-up stands.

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Feb
8
7:30 PM19:30

Endless Poetry (2016)

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Dates and Times:
Friday 2 February 2018, 8:30PM
Thursday 8 February 2018, 7:30PM
Saturday 17 February 2018, 8:30PM

Cert: 15
Venue: Cinema (St James Cavalier)
Price: €7 for the general public and €6 for cinema members

Continuing the autobiographical story born in The Dance of Reality, Endless Poetry is Alejandro Jodorowsky’s latest surreal masterpiece, an ode to beauty and inner truth that is woven into the artistic tapestry of life.

In 1940 Santiago, Chile, we meet a 20-year-old “Alejandrito” Jodorowsky who is about to endure a baptism of fire on the altar of Art. The young artist’s father will do anything to curb his son’s love affair with poetry, but the poet’s path is in Jodorowsky’s blood. Here, the poet’s vision is given sensual force in a series of kaleidoscopic, picaresque episodes that colour the cult filmmaker’s biography with a sense of freedom and authenticity. Endless Poetry frees human memory from the shackles of the mundane to recount the poet’s inner life. On his artistic pilgrimage, Jodorowsky immerses himself in a world of poetic experimentation, where he encounters the artistic and intellectual avant-garde of Latin America’s modern literature and explores his tortured relationship with his family. Jodorowsky’s dream-like vision and his tireless search for truth — an uncompromising struggle between beauty and horror, tenderness and violence — screams for catharsis as he recalls the formative moments of his artistic life with unadulterated ecstasy, love, pain, longing and loss.

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Feb
7
7:00 PM19:00

Variation in Language (Malta Café Scientifique)

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Date and Time: Wednesday 7 February, 7:00PM

Location: Spazju Creativ

Venue: Studio B


Much of the social commentary and conversation about language use in Malta focuses on how well or how badly the population use the official languages. Often omitted is the fact that languages cannot ever have developed in a vacuum. Dialects, language varieties, different forms of languages or even a mix of our languages must have come from somewhere. They must have gradually taken shape in response to the feedback, constraints or needs of our society.

In this talk, Dr Sarah Grech will explore with the audience one or two features of Maltese English which can better illustrate just how deeply entwined the Maltese language is within society. Together, they will also consider when and how it might be useful to think of refining or shaping the available languages to serve various communities most effectively, as people become more aware that different contexts often require them to make careful choices from among the many languages and dialects available in Malta.

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Feb
2
10:30 PM22:30

Endless Poetry (2016)

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Dates and Times:
Friday 2 February 2018, 8:30PM
Thursday 8 February 2018, 7:30PM
Saturday 17 February 2018, 8:30PM

Cert: 15
Venue: Cinema (St James Cavalier)
Price: €7 for the general public and €6 for cinema members

Continuing the autobiographical story born in The Dance of Reality, Endless Poetry is Alejandro Jodorowsky’s latest surreal masterpiece, an ode to beauty and inner truth that is woven into the artistic tapestry of life.

In 1940 Santiago, Chile, we meet a 20-year-old “Alejandrito” Jodorowsky who is about to endure a baptism of fire on the altar of Art. The young artist’s father will do anything to curb his son’s love affair with poetry, but the poet’s path is in Jodorowsky’s blood. Here, the poet’s vision is given sensual force in a series of kaleidoscopic, picaresque episodes that colour the cult filmmaker’s biography with a sense of freedom and authenticity. Endless Poetry frees human memory from the shackles of the mundane to recount the poet’s inner life. On his artistic pilgrimage, Jodorowsky immerses himself in a world of poetic experimentation, where he encounters the artistic and intellectual avant-garde of Latin America’s modern literature and explores his tortured relationship with his family. Jodorowsky’s dream-like vision and his tireless search for truth — an uncompromising struggle between beauty and horror, tenderness and violence — screams for catharsis as he recalls the formative moments of his artistic life with unadulterated ecstasy, love, pain, longing and loss.

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Feb
2
to Feb 3

Friday Movies - Marriage Italian Style (1964)

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The Cinema Bar by Citylights is opening his doors to the public with this Friday Movie event. 
Every week we'll show you a classic film that you ll be able to enjoy while drinking some great craft beers or spirits in this new concept, a cinema and also a bar.

We start our official projections with Marriage Italian Style. 
Marriage, Italian Style, (Matrimonio all’italiana) , Italian romantic comedy film, released in 1964, that was directed by Vittorio De Sica and based on a play by Eduardo De Filippo. It established Sophia Loren and Marcello Mastroianni as one of the most popular screen couples in international film.

Loren portrayed Filumena Marturano, the longtime mistress of successful businessman Domenico Soriano (played by Mastroianni), who saved her from a life of prostitution when she was still in her teens...

The entrance is free of charge.
Starts at 21.00. After the film we will keep showing movies dubbed with music till 2.00 AM

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Feb
2
7:00 PM19:00

The Snake Show

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The exhibition “The Snake Show” tells the story of the changing perception of snakes throughout history - from prehistoric examples to contemporary perceptions. 
Having been a symbol of wisdom, fertility and life, the snake lost its positive meaning with the arrival of St. Paul to Malta, his encounter with a snake, and the advent of Christianity. The symbolic power of the snake symbol, however, has remained undiminished from prehistory to her incorporation into popular Christian devotion and beyond. The exhibition presents art works by contemporary artists as well as research material, archival, documentary objects and found objects. The objects are brought together in an associative way that allows visitors to discover new and old readings of snake tales. Archive films and photography will accompany the exhibition. 

Artists Karine Rougier, Ryan FalzonSharon KivlandSarah Maria SciclunaPippin BarrCarl Gent and others will present snake-related work. 

The exhibition is open to the general public from February 2nd through February 11th, and will take place in Valletta.


Opening ceremony on February 2nd, Brigid's day - who was an ancient goddess. Her festival day, "Imbolc" is traditionally a time for weather prognostication:
"The serpent will come from the hole
On the brown Day of Bríde,
Though there should be three feet of snow
On the flat surface of the ground."

A special preview will be held on February 1st from 5 to 7pm - February 1st marks International Serpent Day. 

The exhibition is held at the space formerly called ECOTRACO on 188b St Lucy street, Valletta, just around the corner of St. Paul's street. 

The exhibition is curated by Bettina Hutschek and organized by FRAGMENTA Malta as part of Valletta 2018 - European Capital of Cultureand free of charge.

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Jan
19
8:30 PM20:30

Happy End (2017)

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Date and Time:
Friday 19 January 2018, 8:30PM

Venue: Cinema (St James Cavalier)
Cert: 15
Language: French (with English subtitles)

HAPPY END (Michael Haneke, 2017) pits bourgeois family life in the French port city of Calais against the European refugee crisis that’s knocking at its door. Secrets, lies, betrayal and deception lurk beneath the polished surfaces of luxurious parties and lucrative businesses; an added preoccupation with social media and surveillance add to the exploration of middle-class malaise, where each family member’s personal crisis becomes part of the tangled web that is the family unit. HAPPY END amplifies that which remains unsaid around the dinner table through farce and comedy that’s darker than dark. It’s a savagely satirical family drama where Michael Haneke (FUNNY GAMES, 1997; CACHÉ, 2005; THE WHITE RIBBON, 2009; AMOUR, 2012) explores his familiar themes of dysfunctional relationships and denial with tireless energy – a nightmare exposé of contemporary European life that combines the Austrian auteur’s signature blend of horror and satire.

Price: €7 for the general public and €6 for cinema members

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Jan
19
8:00 PM20:00

Culture is Past, Art is Future - Ryan Falzon

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Iniala5 Galleries - Valletta will be showing an exhibition CULTURE IS PAST, ART IS FUTURE, by Ryan Falzon. 

The exhibition Culture is Past Art is Future aims to highlight the current approach towards culture being used as a tool of preservation and conservation, rather than step towards an evolved realizations of current practices. Art is integrated in Culture, but it is also independent, its strength lies in subverting and revealing the underlying, unifying all forms of contemporary Art. The painters, installation art, Internet Art, glitch makers, all should aim to present alternatives derived from Culture. 

We have enough of superficiality going on, Art cannot be superficial in order to survive. Art is independent from Culture because Art is done by an individual or small collective on their own. Culture is a collective effort by people with a common interest – financial, religious, any common grounds which creates a cause. Most often it is not a culture of creating that is being pushed, but that of looking back and if possible fossilizing outdated structures and traditions, 'selling them as new ideas by polishing them up to give them a cheap and tacky luster that reeks of nostalgia and newly printed banknotes.' It is problematic having such vision pushed forward, it establishes a dangerous ideology for future generations to dig in the past rather than shape the future with their Art. Culture is not presented as a stepping stone for present and future generations to look forward, but as an agent of preservation not of provocation.

 

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Jan
19
to Aug 30

Inspired in China

Inspired in China – Fine Art Exhibition by Maltese Artists, is a much-anticipated branded annual exhibition, endorsed by the Valletta 2018 Foundation, appertaining to the bilateral exchange activities of China Cultural Centre in Malta (CCC), in support of collaborative relations between artists and cultural organizations of both countries. By invitation of CCC and sponsorship of the Ministry of Culture of China, several Maltese artists have participated in this initiative over the years, transforming their trip to China into a journey of creativity.

In July-August of 2017, by recommendation of Arts Council Malta, Spazju Kreattiv, Times of Malta and Art Discussion Group, Aaron Bezzina, Enriquè Tabone, John Vic Borg, Stephen Grima, and photojournalist Matthew Mirabelli visited Guizhou province in South West China. This itinerant exhibition is essentially a wide-spectrum visual narrative perceived and portrayed through the eyes of Maltese artists, depicting their impressions, first-hand experiences and post-trip reflections; interwoven with memories and aesthetics reminiscent of China – Guizhou`s melding of eclectic ethnic and regional diversity, time-honoured intangible cultural heritage, vibrant folklore and mythology, breath-taking scenery and genial social atmosphere .

Inspired in China curated by E.V.Borg, demonstrates how art and culture are a universal and international language that brings people together and fuses civilizations. It is a cultural exchange that enriches both artists and visitors, a window into the world of China serving as an open window on Malta’s art in China.

The project relates to the ‘One Belt One Road’ theme, discussing cross-cultural fertilization in the sense that man in time and space develops the ability to create in an infinite variety of ways, exploiting the human brain that provides us with limitless fantasy and imagination. It underlines the flow and confluence of cultural knowledge between the orient and the West, conditions for trans-cultural dialogue and cross-cultural influence, as the ancient Silk Road did  centuries ago.

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Jan
18
7:00 PM19:00

TRANSFORMER INFORMAL #2 

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TRANSFORMER INFORMAL #2
Free public talk and discussion.

What is an ARO? 
And what is its role in the cultural ecosystem?

This series of talks and events takes place throughout the research, development, and presentation of the Transformer (http://thisisblitz.com/transformer/) project. Transformer Informal brings together a broad range of participants to discuss and expand on the project’s themes and aspirations. 

For Transformer Informal #2 we turn our focus to the project’s central player – the Artist Run Organisation (ARO).

As stated in the project description, "Transformer focuses on the dynamic generated by AROs and their engagement with contingencies of the present, engendering artistic discourse via artists-based research activities in-situ’. 

The discussion will be led by visiting writer, editor and curator Tom Clark, who is developing the project’s online platform. 

The panel, which includes resident artists Laila Hida (Le 18, Marrakech, Morocco), Mohamed Fariji (L'Atelier de l’Observatoire, Casablanca, Morocco) and Fenêtreproject – Dustin Cauchi, Francesca Mangion (Blitz, Valletta, Malta), will discuss what defines an ARO, and sets it apart form other arts organisations, and it’s role in the cultural ecosystem. 

This will be a discussion-based event which aims to bring an outside perspective to the topic, while also exploring the local scene.

Thursday 18 January
Doors open 7.00pm, discussion starts at 7.30pm
Followed by drinks

Entry is free.

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Jan
13
to Jan 27

Valletta International Baroque Festival

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The Valletta International Baroque Festival was set up in 2013 to create a unique annual January event that celebrates Valletta as a quintessentially baroque city. The festival uses a number of wonderful baroque and historical locations throughout its two week musical extravaganza celebrating the aristocratic grandeur of Malta’s capital city.

To book, please visit the Valletta International Baroque Festival website here.

Below find the Programme for the 2018 edition of The Valletta International Baroque Festival:

  • Saturday 13th January 2018 7:30pm

The Four Seasons – Vivaldi

Performers: Concerto Köln – Soloist: Shunske Sato (violin)

Venue: Teatru Manoel

 

  • Sunday 14th January 2018 12pm (noon)

German Celebrity Composers

Performers: Les Contre-Sujets

Venue: Bibliotheca (National Library)

 

  • Sunday 14th January 2018 3:00pm

Baroque Family Treasure Hunt

Venue: Teatru Manoel

 

  • Sunday 14th January 2018 7:30pm

Bach and Italy

Performers: Concerto Köln – Soloist: Markus Hoffmann (violin)

Venue: Teatru Manoel

 

  • Monday 15th January 2018 7:30pm

Fasti Del Barocco Romano -Handel-Dixit Dominus & Donna che in ciel, Jommelli-Beatus Vir

Performers: Ghislieri Consort and Choir ·Giulio Prandi, dir. · Claire Debono, soprano

Venue: St John’s Co-Catherdral

 

  • Tuesday 16th January 2018 12pm (noon)

I Maestri di Sta Maria di Loreto

Performers: Abchordis Ensemble

Venue: Ta’ Ġieżu Church

 

  • Wednesday 17th January 2018 12pm (noon)

Suites for Viola da Gamba & Harpsichord by Corelli, Forqueray, Duphly and dall’Abaco

Performers: Teodoro Baù and Andrea Buccarella

Venue: St Augustine’s Church

 

  • Wednesday 17th January 2018 7:30pm

Inspired by Baroque – Music by Grieg, Tansman, Gravina and Villa-Lobos

Performers: The Malta Philharmonic Orchestra directed by Brian Schembri

Venue: Teatru Manoel

 

  • Thursday 18th January 2018 12pm (noon)

The Goldberg Variations

Performers: Teodoro Anzellotti (accordion)

Venue: Ta’ Sarria Church

 

  • Thursday 18th January 2018 7:30pm

Chamber Music at the Zwinger Palace

Performers: Mahan Esfahani (harpsichord) and La Folia Barockorchester

Venue: Teatru Manoel

 

  • Friday 19th January 2018 12pm (noon)

Boccherini Sonatas for Cello & Harpsichord

Performers: Catherine Jones (cello) and Enrico Baiano (harpsichord)

Venue: Ta’ Sarria Church

 

  • Friday 19th January 2018 7:30pm

Fasti Del Barrocco Napoletano – Music by Durante, Perez, Jommelli and Astorga

Performers: Ghislieri Consort and Choir · Giulio Prandi, dir.

Venue: Metropolitan Cathedral, Mdina

 

  • Saturday 20th January 2018 12pm (noon) & 5:00pm

La Mascarade

Performers: Jean Rondeau (harpsichord) Thomas Dunford (theorbo)

Venue: Aula Capitulare, Mdina Cathedral

 

  • Sunday 21st January 2018 12pm (noon)

VIBE perform music from the archives of the Cathedral Museum

Performers: VIBE (Valletta International Baroque Ensemble)

Venue: Verdala Castle, Buskett

 

  • Sunday 21st January 2018 3:00pm

Toi Toi Family Baroque Jazz

Venue: Studio Theatre

 

  • Sunday 21st January 2018 7:30pm

Sotto l’Aquile Imperiale – Music from Habsburg Naples

Performers: Ensemble Barocck Napoli with Maria Grazia Shiavo (soprano)

Venue: Verdala Castle, Buskett

 

  • Monday 22nd January 2018 12pm (noon)

The Dark Side of the Goldberg Variations

Performers: Musica Antiqua Latina

Venue: Bibliotheca (National Library)

 

  • Monday 22nd January 2018 7:30pm

Rameau Operatic Highlights

Performers: Les Ambassadeurs · Alexis Kossenko, dir. · Clare Debono (soprano)

Venue: Teatru Manoel

 

  • Tuesday 23rd January 2018 12pm (noon)

Telemann Fantasias

Performers: Neil McLaren (flute)

Venue: Our Lady of Victories Church, Valletta

 

  • Tuesday 23rd January 2018 7:30pm

Messa a Due Cori – Benigno Zerafa

Performers: Collegium Orpheus · Jean-Marc Labylle, dir.

Venue: Metropolitan Cathedral, Mdina

 

  • Wednesday 24th January 2018 7:30pm

Tomas Luis de Victoria – Lamentations and Responsories

Performers: La Grande Chapelle

Venue: St Francis’ Church, Valletta

 

  • Thursday 25th January 2018 12pm (noon)

Conversazioni Musicali – Music by Handel, Greene and Bononcini

Performers: Scholars and Gentlemen Ensemble · Luke Green, dir.

Venue: Malta Maritime Museum, Vittoriosa

 

  • Thursday 25th January 2018 7:30pm

Monteverdi Vespers

Performers: VIBE (Valletta International Baroque Ensemble)

Venue: St Paul’s Anglican Cathedral, Valletta

 

  • Friday 26th January 2018 12pm (noon)

Scarlatti Sonatas

Performers: Simon Schembri (classical guitar)

Venue: Our Lady of Victories Church, Valletta

 

  • Friday 26th January 2018 7:30pm

La Sete di Cristo – An oratorio by Bernardo Pasquini

Performers: Concerto Romano · Alessandro Quarta, dir.

Venue: Collegiate Church of St. Lawrence, Vittoriosa

 

  • Saturday 27th January 2018 12pm (noon)

Baroque meets Jazz

Performers: Sandro Zerafa and Friends

Venue: Malta Maritime Museum, Vittoriosa

 

  • Saturday 27th January 2018 7:30pm

Francesca Caccini – La Liberazione di Ruggiero

Performers: Huelgas Ensemble

Venue: Teatru Manoel

 

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Dec
26
7:30 PM19:30

Call Me by Your Name (2017)

Dates and Times:
Tuesday 26 December 2017, 7:30PM
Saturday 30 December 2017, 3:00PM
Wednesday 3 January 2018, 7:30PM
Sunday 7 January 2018, 8:30PM

Venue: Cinema (St James Cavalier)

Cert: 15

Price: €6 for cinema members and €7 for the general public.

It’s the summer of 1983 and 17-year-old Elio (Timothee Chalamet) encounters first love when the suave Oliver (Armie Hammer) arrives to attend the annual internship that Elio’s father offers to doctoral students. Drenched in culture and the warm Italian sun, Elio and Oliver’s courtship unfolds with all the sweetness, awkwardness and quick-wit of youth – a balancing act between longing to be loved and longing to impress.

Director Luca Guadagnino’s (I Am Love, 2009; A Bigger Splash, 2015) masterful touch evokes all the viewer’s senses, creating an Edenic world where memory comes to life; poolside chats, bike rides along tree-lined roads, peach orchards, and classical art combine to create an air of innocence and idealised childhood summers. Accompanied by Sufjan Steven’s signature blend of roughly-hewn, dream-like ballads, CALL ME BY YOUR NAME is a love story about self-discovery, transformation and the sensuality of cinematic art.

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Dec
24
5:00 PM17:00

Parlour x NYB

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BLANK & NYB have teamed up for a series of events celebrating creativity. An exhibition of art, music, & food. 

Every Sunday for month of December we will showcase different artists from different fields.

 

Location: New York Best, Ix - Xatt Ta' Qui - Si - Sana, Sliema

Time: 5 pm

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Dec
17
5:00 PM17:00

Parlour x NYB

BLANK & NYB have teamed up for a series of events celebrating creativity. An exhibition of art, music, & food. 

Every Sunday for month of December we will showcase different artists from different fields.

Location: New York Best, Ix - Xatt Ta' Qui - Si - Sana, Sliema

Time: 5pm

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Dec
15
8:00 PM20:00

VALLETTA CONTEMPORARY

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Valletta Contemporary is a new gallery dedicated to globally recognised contemporary art, opening in Valletta in 2018. It will be run by the META Foundation under the direction of architect and artist Norbert Francis Attard.  The gallery will showcase the work of highly influential and recognised local and international contemporary artists. It will be a place for Malta's diverse cultural community, championing contemporary art as a catalyst for discussion, social cohesion and cultural discovery.  Ahead of its official opening next year, the META Foundation invites you to a fund raising evening, with a selection of artworks for sale, an oportunity to purchase food from Malta's best food trucks and an opportunity to become the first members of the foundation, with all proceeds going to the ambitious events' program of the gallery!  

Valletta Contemporary is supported by: Arts Council Malta and Spazju Kreattiv, St.James Cavalier

Location: 15, 16, 17 East Street, Valletta, Malta

Time: 8pm onwards

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Dec
9
8:00 PM20:00

A Life in Waves

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Date and Time: Saturday 9 December 2017, 8:00PM (Installation Open at 7:30pm)
Venue: Cinema (St James Cavalier)
Price: €7

As part of the Spazju Kreattiv programme, Electronic Music Malta, the Womens Rights Foundation and the Malta Sound Women Network, present the screening of the documentary premiere – ‘A Life in Waves’.

‘A Life in Waves’ explores the life and innovations of composer and electronic music pioneer, Suzanne Ciani. From her earliest days learning the piano, to her multi-million dollar advertising ventures, to her successes in the world of New Age music, to her recent re-connection with her beloved Buchla synthesizer, the film is a journey into Suzanne’s mind, offering a feminine glimpse into the often complicated world of electronic music.

Utilizing a wealth of archival footage and Suzanne’s endless catalogue of music, ‘A Life in Waves’ is a nostalgic, visually-compelling look at one woman’s journey, and the trials she overcame to succeed in a traditionally male-dominated art form.

As part of this event, The Malta Sound Women Network will be showcasing an installation and performance immediately before the film (Installation opens at 7.30pm).

This event is a celebration of Women in Electronic Music. The screening will be followed by a short talk/discussion facilitated by members of the Women's Rights Foundation and Electronic Music Malta.

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