The Malta Independent 24 August 2019, Saturday

‘60x60x60’ – An ISIDEM Project exhibition

Malta Independent Tuesday, 20 March 2007, 00:00 Last update: about 6 years ago

Heritage Malta has inaugurated an exhibition entitled 60x60x60 at Biagio Steps, the former examination centre in Marsamxett Street, Valletta. The exhibition is the result of the creative experience of Maltese artists who participated in an EU-funded workshop late last year as part of ISIDEM (Isole ed Identità in Movimento) Interreg IIIA EU project.

The nine artists, Austin Camilleri, Celia Borg Cardona, Francesca Balzan, Irene Zammit, John Grima, Margaret Farrugia, Monica Spiteri, Priscilla Griscti and Patrick Fenech are exhibiting their works together with Portuguese artist-in-residence Sancho Silva, who led the workshop.

Silva, who is also a mathematician and philosopher, assigned a project to the participants who had to follow two very specific principles: Each work of art had to be executed by an artisan or tradesman other than the artist himself and the final work could not exceed the dimensions of 60x60x60cm.

60x60x60 shows the results of these creative experiments. The works of art are incorporated in Silva’s own work consisting in a tunnel with windows from which visitors can view the participants’ works and also see a different perspective to parts of Biagio Steps hall. The exhibition is curated by Salvatore Lacagnina, director of Galleria Civica d’Arte Contemporanea Montevergi-ni di Siracusa as project leader of ISIDEM.

The ISIDEM project is an EU-funded, Interreg IIIA Italy-Malta project led by the town council of Syracuse – Galleria Civica d’Arte Contemporanea. The other partners in this project are Heritage Malta (through the National Museum of Fine Arts), the Department of Economics and Quantitative Studies (University of Catania) and the town council of Scicli. The premises at Biagio Steps are being used with the collaboration of the Ministry of Education.

The workshop and exhibition are just one activity within the ISIDEM project whose main aim is to create and promote a cultural and creative exchange between established and emerging contemporary artists in Malta and Italy.

The exhibition is open from Tuesdays to Fridays from 10am to 1.30pm and on Saturdays from 9am to 1pm (excluding public holidays) until 30 March. Admission is free of charge.

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