April 13 - May 29
The project Palettes which is the result of Katarina Radovic’s Artist’s Residency with Spazju Kreattiv is an exploration of Maltese identity, as a small, densely inhabited and multicultural society, seen through food (its preparation, presentation and consumption), expressed in the form of an installation of photographs and texts.
While exploring the repertoire of (a)typical dishes, eaten in multicultural families or communities in the Maltese islands, Katarina engaged in discussions with family members, taking photographs of them as well as of the associated dishes and/or particular groceries, spices, recipes, etc., and collecting their personal stories.
This work gives a general overview of traditions and conformities contrasted with personal tastes and inclinations, focusing on the respect and enjoyment of adopted cultural values as opposed to moments of occasional disagreement. In short, this work is the reflection of the colourful daily life of local people in Malta, and a metaphorical transformation of their palates into palettes.