Valletta 2018’s major multi-site exhibition, “Dal-Baħar Madwarha”, opens its doors to curious visitors across the Islands starting from the 10th of March. Curated by Maren Richter, large installations, performances and public interventions are taking place in both traditional and unexpected locations across Malta, exploring the idea of “islandness” in playful and critical ways.
Ibrahim Mahama’s work for the Pixkerija, Valletta’s Old Fish Market, will be directly connected to the fabric of the building of the Pixkerija. Mahama’s large scale intervention – a physical line made of meshes – intends to highlight the working history of the old fish market, its uncertain future and the Mediterranean Sea as a symbol of trading between Africa an Europe.
Ibrahim Mahama, a Ghanaian artist based in Accra, is one of the current most influential African artists. He lives, works and plans his future there, unlike many of his African colleagues who choose to emigrate to Europe or the US. He uses the transformation of materials to explore themes of commodity, migration, globalisation and economic exchange.
The Pixkerija is open from Tuesdays – Sundays from 11am to 7pm (Last admittance 6.30PM). Closed on Mondays.