The MICAS International Art Weekend 2021 unveiled MICAS’ new acquisition, the specially commissioned work Sea Cave (Entrance), by internationally acclaimed artist Cristina Iglesias. Sea Cave (Entrance) is a site-specific piece with bronze sculptural elements and water sequences that enticingly engage the viewer’s perception. It unveils an imaginary opening to a subterranean space exploring hidden geologies, interconnections and the passage of time. This intriguing and contemplative piece is exhibited at the historic Hastings Gardens in Valletta, and it will eventually be relocated to the MICAS Sculpture Garden on the San Salvatore Counterguard overlooking Marsamxett Harbour.
As a prolific artist, Cristina Iglesias’ work ranges from suspended pavilions, latticed panels, passageways and mazes, horizontal fountains to walls imbued with texts and structural and vegetative forms. It can be found in inner-city spaces or remote islands all over the world, offering viewers opportunities for contemplative experiences. The MICAS International Art Weekend 2021 also provided an opportunity for the MICAS audience and the general public to meet the artist in person and hear her speak about her work. The art talk ‘In Conversation with Cristina Iglesias’ was moderated by international curator Edith Devaney and it was hosted at MUŻA in Valletta on the 16th of October 2021. Learn more here.