Light Is Time Thinking About Itself – Viewing Room

Light is Time Thinking About Itself

By Antje Liemann

Dates: 4th- 25th March 2021

Dates: 5th March till 11th April 2021 (postponed to August/September 2021), exact dates TBA.

Auberge d’ Italie, Merchants’ Street,
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‘Light is Time Thinking About Itself’ speaks about landscapes without the presence of humankind. The artist Antje Liemann takes our recent lockdowns –with their home-isolation ad absurdum – as the starting point for imagining a differently calibrated world, looking forward to the possibility of the end of humankind’s domination over the earth. Through interactions with experts and artists, the project asks if there is still time left to rethink our relationship with the world, or if the belief in the sovereignty of humankind has brought us to the brink of collapse of our living conditions. A series of workshops under the guidance of the artist accompanies the exhibition, inviting participants to take this ‘temporary closure of the world’ as a starting point for the creation of objects or paintings. Curated by Margerita Pulè.

‘Through large-scale paintings, objet-trouvé installations and a film documentary, Antje Liemann imagines post-human and post-Anthropocene scenarios – including a Malta colonised by bee-like hybrid beings and once-extinct colossal orchids – and attempts to bring us closer to the reality of the fragility of our existence. ‘

Featured Artwork


Margerita Pule

Dr Marie Brigulio

Letta Shtohryn

Greta Muscat Azzopardi

Dr Marie Claire Gatt

Mario Gerada

Christian Debono


Supported by Arts Council Malta and German Embassy of Malta