Art+Feminism 2020 (exhibition)
An exhibition titled Art+Feminism 2020 is planned to take place from 7th February to 5th April 2020 at Spazju Kreattiv, St James Cavalier Centre for Creativity, Valletta, Malta.
Art+Feminism is an annual worldwide edit-a-thon to add content to Wikipedia about women artists. Now in its third year in Malta, this edition features a series of curated exhibitions across three sites presenting new works by both established and emerging artists.
Alongside the exhibitions, activities will include a number of Wikipedia editing workshops and edit-a-thons. These activities will further address the gender gap on Wikipedia whilst highlighting the work of women artists and their contribution to the art scene in Malta.
The 2020 edition of this event is part of the Art + Feminism project initiated in Malta in 2018, through a collaboration between Wikimedia Community Malta, M3P Foundation and Spazju Kreattiv.Other collaborators include Unfinished Art Space and the Gabriel Caruana Foundation.
Following on the previous two editions of Art+Feminism in Malta, Spazju Kreattiv has invited a small number of women artists whose works form part of the Fondazzjoni Kreattività Art Collection to present new works alongside others by international artists who responded to an associated open call. The range of artists spans three generations, from established names to emerging talents. The works show a broad approach to the theme of the exhibition, engaging diverse media and presentational methods. The artists are Mirjana Batinić, Debbie Caruana Dingli, Oksana Chepelyk, Therese Debono, Emma Fsadni, Anna Grima, Gloria Oyarzabal and Enrique Tabone.
Curator: Toni Sant
7 February - 5 April 2020: A+F 2020 at Spazju Kreattiv
Curator’s tour: Friday 6 March 2020 at 3pm and Sunday 8 March 2020 at 10:30am
14 February - 8 March 2020: Strangers in a Strange Land at MUŻA
8 - 25 March 2020: Gabriel Caruana Foundation A+F 2020
5 March - 10 May 2020: Jean Busuttil Zaleski Centenary Celebration
Spazju Kreattiv (Space A)
- The Garden Party (2019) - Debbie Caruana Dingli
- Genesis (2020) - Oksana Chepelyk
- Rinse (2020) - Emma Fsadni
- Fifth and Sixth Chakra: Sound Vibration (2019) - Anna Grima
- Woman go no’gre (2018) - Gloria Oyarzabal
- Ġisimna (2020) + Fjur (2019) - Enrique Tabone
Spazju Kreattiv (Space B)
14th February - 8th March 2020
Curated by Margerita Pule
Strangers in a Strange Land is a multidisciplinary exhibition about being female in a world narrated by and designed for men. Visual and multidisciplinary artists react to the status quo of a male-oriented world, exploring how we can re-design, re-narrate and re-see what is said, and what is valued. What can a more feminine perspective contribute, and what does a feminine perspective mean in terms of physical, philosophical and societal outlooks? And does the bilateral depiction of ‘feminine’ and ‘masculine’ exist, or to what extent is it a false construct?
Privat: The Natural Body as Fiction
The Mill - Gabriel Caruana Foundation
Who are we when no one is looking? Are we becoming more than ever alienated from our own sex? Sex appeal has become solely image-based, a curated version for the sake of Instagram, commodifying our bodies into separate body parts and encouraging capitalism to boom more rapidly. This is a solo exhibition by Charlene Galea, supported by the Gabriel Caruana Foundation.
Curator: Raffaella Zammit
Workshop and edit-a-thon
The goal for this Wikipedia editing workshop and Art+Feminism edit-a-thon is to create and edit Wikipedia pages about women artists in Malta, especially ones involved in the associated exhibitions
Spazju Kreattiv (Space D)
- 7 + 8 February 2020: Art and Feminism 2020 in Malta
- 6 + 7 March 2020: Art and Feminism 2020 in Malta
Jean Zaleski Centenary Celebration
Maltese-American artist Jean Busuttil Zaleski was born on 11 April 1920. Her association with Fondazzjoni Kreattività dates back to the turn of the millennium when she helped establish what today is known as the Spazju Kreattiv Artists’ Residency programme. The Centre for Creativity hosted a solo exhibition by her in 2002 and her works have over the years endeared art lovers in Malta and the United States and beyond. To celebrate the centenary of her birth and mark the tenth anniversary of her passing, Art+Feminism 2020 includes a special display of some of her works located in Malta in private collections and the Fondazzjoni Kreattività art collection.
Curator: Toni Sant
Venue: Atrium Approach and Meditation Area, Spazju Kreattiv