IN TRANSIT: Contemporary Media Art by Artists from Malta is a collective, travelling exhibition of contemporary media art by Maltese artists, focusing on the diverse applications of the digital medium, and curated by Vince Briffa. The exhibition presents a collection of works that establishes the variety of media art practices currently emerging from the Maltese islands. The exhibition is part of the cultural programme for the 2017 Maltese Presidency of the Council of the EU and is also supported by Valletta 2018 European Capital of Culture.
VENUES & DATES
NRW-Forum, Düsseldorf, Germany – 24 March to 16 April, 2017
Stadskantoor, Leeuwarden, The Netherlands – 8 May to 24 May, 2017
PARTICIPATING ARTISTS: Adrain Abela, Moira Agius, Victor Agius, Matthew Attard, Nigel Baldacchino, Aaron Bezzina, Kristina Borg, Trevor Borg, Kane Cali, Joseph Calleja & Jon Galea, Giola Cassar, Matthew Galea, Ritianne Muscat, Alexandra Pace, Matthew Schembri, Adrian Scicluna, Sarah Marie Scicluna, Darren Tanti, John Vella
Recent years have seen a sharp interest in the exploration of different relationships to digital technology by artistic disciplines and practices. This attraction has been primed by the reality that this new medium has not only produced art forms that are influenced by new media technologies, but has also created new art forms that exist because of such technologies.
Such a phenomenon is also reflected in Malta’s visual arts scene with a relatively small but consistent output of work, for the most part by a younger generation of artists, primarily in the area of video art, photography, sound installation, Internet art and interactive practices.
In Transit is an exhibition that affirms this interest by contemporary artists in the medium, not only from a technology standpoint, but also as a generator of content and concept. This exhibition acts as a snapshot of local media art sensibility within the broader, international perspective. In Transit showcases a variety of home-grown conceptual dialogues of relevance to an international audience, as they are individually interpreted and developed by the island’s up and coming artistic generation.