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Biennale 16 2024 JIĠI FI TMIEMU

L-edizzjoni inawgurali intemmet uffiċjalment fi tmiem il-ġimgħa mill-Eċċellenza tagħha l-President ta’ Malta Myriam Spiteri Debono, li tat il-patroċinju tagħha lil dan l-ewwel biennale Malti.


Il-President tar-Repubblika ppreżentata bil-katalgu tal-Biennale

Il-President tar-Repubblika, l-Eċċellenza Tagħha Myriam Spiteri Debono, ġiet ippreżentata bil-katalgu uffiċjali Din il-preżentazzjoni saret proprju fil-Park Arkeoloġiku tal-Ġgantija fejn l-Eċċellenza Tagħha l-President ta’ Malta żaret installazzjoni tal-arti kontemporanja parti mill-istess biennale.


Il-President Spiteri Debono żżur

STQARRIJA GĦALL-ISTAMPA VALLETTA, Malta, 3ta’ Mejju 2024Il-President Spiteri Debono żżur Iġġedded il-patroċinju tal-President L-Eċċellenza Tagħha Myriam Spiteri Debono, il-President ta’ Malta, żaret f’Villa Portelli fil-Kalkara, fejn hemm numru ta’ padiljuninazzjonali. Hija kellha l-opportunità tiltaqa’ ma’ uffiċjali minn ambaxxati, artisti, ukuraturi li tellgħu l-padiljuni tagħhom f’Villa Portelli. B’din iż-żjara, il-President Spiteri Debono ġeddet il-patroċinju tal-President ta’ Malta għal dal-proġett nazzjonali lifl-ewwel edizzjoni tiegħu diġà poġġa lil Malta fil-kalendarju kulturali dinji.

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Diversità permezz ta’ esperjenzi dinamiċi 2024

Mit-tnedija fl-2024 s’issa, saru bosta avvenimenti dinamiċi,taħditiet, laboratorji, udiskussjonijiet fis-siti storiċi li qed jieħdu l-ħajja permezz tal-biennale.


Esperjenza d-Diversità Kulturali u l-Esplorazzjoni Artistika 2024

Hemm għadd ta’ avvenimenti u laboratorji eċitanti li qed iseħħu bħala 2024, li permezz tagħhom qed tintwera taħlita vasta ta’ espressjonijiet artistiċi u kulturali. Minn wirjiet li jsaħħruk għal laboratorji interessantiimmens, jistieden lill-parteċipanti biex jegħrqu f’dinja ta’ kreattività u ispirazzjoni.


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Il-Passaport ta’ Heritage Malta jiftaħ il-Biennale għan-nies ta’ kull età

Mijiet ta’ tfal, żgħażagħ, adulti u anke anzjani li jġorru l-passaport ta’ Heritage Malta diġa’ gawdew mill-qrib il-kwalità għolja ta’ arti kontemporanja esebita filbiennale li qed isir f’Malta matul dawn ix-xhur.


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What does an archive dedicated to women look like?

One of the thematic sections forming part of is the Matri-archive of the Mediterranean curated by Sofia Baldi Pighi ­– a collection mostly residing within the walls of the Grand Master’s Palace and the Bibliotheca in Valletta


AD Polska 5/2024. We invite you to read the latest issue of the magazine

In the spring #5 issue of AD you will find a lot of art. We wonder where the contemporary fascination with surrealism and the return of young artists to this aesthetic come from. We went to Malta to see the first edition of the local biennial and the Polish accents of this event. In addition, we have for you: a rich collection of photographs with Warsaw in the background, a Portuguese artist who portrays underwater worlds with crochet, and Riken Yamamoto, an architect who received the highest distinction in his field, although few people have heard of him before.

Maltabiennale receives new President

President Myriam Spiteri Debono made a visit to at Villa Portelli in Kalkara, where numerous national pavilions are housed. During her visit, she engaged with embassy officials, artists, and curators responsible for the pavilions. 

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Malta Biennale: 2024

Malta, the setting for the Malta Biennale 2024, is an archipelago of three islands in the heart of the Mediterranean Sea. It is a rich fusion of history and culture. In the past, its central position in the Mediterranean made it a constant target for empires wishing to control important trade routes between Europe, Africa and the Middle East.

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What does an archive dedicated to women look like?

One of the thematic sections forming part of is the Matri-archive of the Mediterranean curated by Sofia Baldi Pighi ­– a collection mostly residing within the walls of the Grand Master’s Palace and the Bibliotheca in Valletta

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The First Malta Biennale Draws Visitors to a Surreal Fortress

Gozo, the second largest of the Maltese islands in the Mediterranean Sea and located between Northern Libya and Southern Italy, was the latest site of Mexican artist Pedro Reyes’s collaborative project “Artists Against the Atomic Bomb.” For years, Reyes has commissioned artists to produce posters calling for nuclear disarmament. 

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Is Malta the New Kassel?

Will there ever be another edition of Documenta? Last November, the entire selection committee responsible for selecting the esteemed quinquennial’s next artistic director resigned en masseshowing solidarity with Ranjit Hoskote, a committee member whom Documenta denounced after he signed a letter (issued by the Indian division of the Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions movement) comparing Zionism to Hindu Nationalism.

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The island of Malta has launched its inaugural Biennale, but in a world of hundreds of Biennale’s can this new event make a mark? And most importantly can it make Malta stand out on the busy International art calendar, and drive visitors who come for the history and architecture to engage with its contemporary art scene?

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The emerging artists exploring resistance in the Mediterranean

Biennales hold up a mirror to ourselves. And while the forthcoming Venice Biennale currently faces criticism from the artist community for those it chooses to platform, Malta’s inaugural Art Biennale – running from now until the end of May

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Fittingly, the eve of the three-day preview of’s inaugural edition coincided with a new moon—a “super new moon in the watery sign of Pisces” at that—as a group of us learned from the invitation to the women-only new moon gathering hosted by artist Roberta Esposito. 

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Malta Biennale: Contemporary Art meets Heritage

The inaugural Malta Biennale 2024 invites exploration into contemporary art within the Mediterranean’s rich heritage landscapes. Featuring an impressive lineup of international artists, this event promises to challenge perspectives and foster dialogues through the theme “White Sea Olive Groves.”

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78 Le nombre d’artistes participant à la première biennale de Malte

Pensée comme une enquête sur la pensée insulaire, à rebours de l’imagerie des cartes postales, « Baħar Abjad Imsaġar taż-Żebbuġ (White Sea Olive Groves)