The Shifting Contexts exhibition emerged following an open call for young artists by Aġenzija Żgħażagħ. Curated by Trevor Borg, this youth arts project explores the critical role of art in response to a rapidly changing world, one where young people are invited to contribute to the ongoing discourse on topical concerns.

Creativity entails looking at familiar things from a completely novel perspective and Shifting Contexts encourages and sustains this approach. Shifting Contexts called upon young artists to appropriate the theme of Relocation in their work, taking it elsewhere into new and unexpected territories.

The exhibition illustrates how participating artists responded to the theme, which they all shift and move to an original context, thus generating new meanings that allow for further interpretations to emerge.Shifting Contexts promotes a shared vision for the future of young people in accordance with the National Youth Policy – Towards 2020.This will contribute to driving cultural, social and economic regeneration as envisaged in the mission statement of Valletta 2018 and collectively lead to the building of vital and dynamic visions for the future.

Participating artists: Husam Abusalem, Kamy Aquilina, Isaac Azzopardi, Keit Bonnici, Chiara Cassar, Emma Fsadni, Sara Pace, Joanna Portelli, Thomas Scerri, Matthew Schembri, Stefan Spiteri.

The exhibition will be held between the 14th of December 2018 and the 20th of January 2019

Venue: Space A, Spots A and B, Spazju Kreattiv, St James Cavalier, Valletta. Entrance to this exhibition is free of charge.

Shifting Contexts is created and organised by Aġenzija Żgħażagħ in collaboration with Spazju Kreattiv and with the support of the Valletta 2018 Foundation.