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.
The Fleeting Territories project emanates from an unsettling of the objectivity of the map. In the history of maps and map-making, it becomes clear that a map is a marker of interest and a projection of desire. In many historical maps of Malta, the harbour is disproportionately large rather than being based on surveys. Three different maps, spread all over Malta in public space, intend to raise the discussion, that society exists between imagined and lived spaces by looking at three different layers of space: Maltese airspace, maritime space, and the terrestrial space.
Pick up a poster (while stocks last) from the Customs House in Valletta from the 10th of March onwards. Poster exhibitions will be held in public spaces around Malta until July 2018.
Fleeting Territories is a temporary collective by Austrian artists Sabine Bitter, Helmut Weber and Klaus Schafler and Swedish researcher Jonatan Habib Enquist.