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Jul 12

those eyes – these eyes – they fade

July 12 @ 6:00 pm - August 13 @ 7:00 pm

Free

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those eyes – these eyes – they fade
Curated by Anne Immelé
Participating artists: Nigel Baldacchino (MT), Bénédicte Blondeau (BE), Awoiska van der Molen (NL), Bernard Plossu (FR)

12th July 2022 – 13th August 2022
​Wed – Sat | 14:00 – 19:00

The exhibition invites the viewer to move through contrasting environments that provoke a multiplicity of perceptions. Like images perceived within the blink of an eye, the exhibition articulates visions of a reality that is sometimes near, other times far. From Bernard Plossu’s expansive, radiant deserts to Bénédicte Blondeau’s shadow-lit, barren caves, from Nigel Baldacchino’s urban parks at dawn to Awoiska van der Molen’s vacant urban architecture of inquietude at dusk, the photographs transport the viewer to imagined spaces, oscillating between the first signs of life at day break to dusk and disappearance.

Singular representation of natural or man-made objects and structures, these images recall the paradoxical nature of photography, characterised by its ability to record and represent the visible, as well as its capacity to disturb it. The presentation of photographic ‘evidence’ conveys doubt and introspection, gazing out, as a way of looking in.

Both intimate and distant, these images depict a close, personal outlook that is presented less as something to be grasped than something to witness. The spirit of the work, its silent universe, lies just outside the frame, reinforcing the paradox of photography as evocation rather than portrayal.

The exhibition itself does not present the photographed subjects and spaces in any kind of hierarchy or narrative. Instead, the show is conceived as an extended meditation, an active and poetic contemplation on the medium transcending its defining purpose.

Communications, PR & Logistics by Emma Mattei

The exhibition is benefitting from the Project Support Fund by Arts Council Malta

Additional support by: Noi Studio, Valletta Vintage, Ambassade de France à Malta, iLAB Photo, Saint Paul Valletta

Entrance is free
Subject to Covid-19 measures
VALLETTA CONTEMPORARY
15, 16, 17, Triq Lvant (East Street), Valletta, VLT1253, Malta
www.vallettacontemporary.com
info@vallettacontemporary.com

Details

Start:
July 12 @ 6:00 pm
End:
August 13 @ 7:00 pm
Cost:
Free
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8084
15, 16, 17, Triq Lvant (East Street)
Valletta, VLT1253
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