Save the dates! Finally exhibition season is here and our resilient community is ready and up for it, even in such uncertain times.Let’s support them! Here are 4 upcoming exhibitions happening this month, definitely not to be missed. Checkout their event’s page for more info.
9th October - Efflorescence
Taking on the tradition of still life painting, this collection by Selina Scerri explores the simple vase of flowers in a contemporary idiom. Using found images and real flowers as references, the artist created a collection that presents larger than life floral bouquets, exploring different materials and floral representations through painting. The artworks on show are like windows to the world’s soul that seems to have a contemporary and profound need to connect back with nature. Magical and dreamy, the viewer is invited to crave the natural habitat that often lacks in our cosmopolitan life. Visit Event Page
12th October - The Goldfinch :: An Exhibition of Drawings by Joseph Farrugia
‘What do you think the artist is? An imbecile who only has eyes if he’s a painter, or ears if he’s a musician….On the contrary, he’s at the same time a political being, constantly alive to heartrending, fiery, or happy events, to which he responds in every way….No, painting is not made to decorate apartments. It is an instrument of war for attack and defense against the enemy’. Picasso
Interview with Simone Tery, 1945
‘The Goldfinch’: An exhibition of drawings by Joseph Farrugia, is a collection of works executed over the past three years. Angered by the assassination of Daphne Caruana Galizia, and Malta’s corrupt political climate; ‘The Goldfinch’ is a call to arms against the indifference, institutional collapse, and moral corrosion that plagues Malta.
The exhibition is organized in support of the Daphne Caruana Galizia Foundation. Visit Event Page
14th October- CUBE: Manipulations
This is a solo exhibition, where Sarah Maria Scicluna will be exhibiting a body of work, addressing manipulations of the cube as a form, and their occupation of imaginary space. These structures all have one common departure; the cube. This interest in the cube as a form started out due to the recognition of it being the only regular hexahedron, thus making it somewhat special in comparison to other forms. It is also the basis for many man-made forms through some degree of manipulation.
The works are a series of hand printed silk screen prints. This type of printmaking process allows for flat blocks of ink, and clean lines which are of centre focus of the work. The process started from digital drawings, which later was developed into films, which were used to develop screens and create stencils, and eventually print them in the silk screen technique. The introduction of imitation gold leaf allowed for a secondary exploration of space within the image itself. Visit Event Page
16th October - 20 x 20 Art On Paper exhibition
In January 2020, an international artist call was sent out by Christine X Art Gallery for artists to submit images of artworks sized 20cm x 20cm for selection. 50 international artists were selected and the exhibition, which was meant to have been held at the gallery in the first two weeks of May, was held online instead. After a success with the online exhibition, the physical exhibition at the gallery, with the framed artworks, will follow from the 16th October to the 31st October 2020.
‘20×20 Art on Paper’ exhibition includes over 22 Maltese artists out of the 50 artists. The artists participating in this exhibition are Alexandra Aquilina, Anabel Cordina, Andreana Boldarini, Andrew Borg, Angie Balzan, Anne Woelk, Antje Liemann, Antoine Xuereb, Anthony Weitz, Asli Canpolat, Belukhina Ekaterina, Bernd Reichert, Chiara Micallef, David Pisani, Debbie Bonello, Dina Belaia, Elena Degenhardt, Ethelbert Perini, Fatma Ramadan, Federica Giallombardo, Iella, Johanna Almgren, Johannes Christopher Gerard, John Paul David, Joyce Camilleri, Juan Almarza Anwandter, Katel Delia, Magdalena Frankowska, Magdalena Parfieniuk, Mathilde Brebant, Mia Anastasi, Moira Cutajar, Oksana Bergen, Olaug Vethal, Oskaras Povilenas, Patricia O’Brien, Paul Edmonson, Rachel Fenech, Ronan Crowley, Rupert Cefai, Sarah Calleja, Sarka Kadlecova, Sergio Muscat, Silvio John Camilleri, Stephania Micallef, Victoria Afonasenkova, Yvonne Vignes and Zack Ritchie. The artworks range from photography, drawings, illustrations, collage, fashion design, digital design, original prints, paintings, and other works on paper, bringing a lot of artists from different backgrounds together in one space. Visit Event Page