SWIM | Exhibition
Malta has but one neighbour: the sea. At a glance, it is at once a vastness beyond reach and a fierce border. Depending on the point of view, it can be a route of escape or a path to safety. What seems to be shared either way, is the illusion that beyond the sea, there always lies a better life.
SWIM, an exhibition curated by Austin Camilleri for the Malta Arts Festival, will explore issues of peripheral identities, geopolitics and territory. A reflective flux of ideas by prominent Maltese and international contemporary artists will be presented alongside works from both national and international collections.
Archaeological approaches dealing with presence, absence and a layering of playful vs tragic will be set against representational and poetic reflections.The exhibiting artists are: – Alicia Eggert + Mike Fleming Pierre Portelli Denis Pondruel Ulrika Sparre Pawl Carbonaro Adrian Abela Filippo Leonardi Strijdom van der Merwe Facebook Link