MICAS International Art Weekend

12 October 2019

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Join us for the MICAS International Art Weekend happening from the 12th to the 13th of October 2019.

After last year’s successful MICAS concept launch with world-renowned artist Ugo Rondinone, the Malta International Contemporary Art Space (MICAS) is excited to announce that it will be collaborating with Serpentine Galleries, London on the presentation of a work by ground-breaking artist, Pierre Huyghe. Born in Paris in 1962 and based between New York, US and Santiago, Chile, Pierre Huyghe works on situations that are often based on speculative models. The environments he creates are complex systems in which interdependent agents, biotic and abiotic, real and symbolic, are self-organising, co-evolving in a dynamic and unstable mesh.

Pierre Huyghe’s exhibition Exomind (Deep Water) is situated within the dynamic ecosystem of Wied il – Luq, Buskett, a work that lies between the continuity and separation of interconnected systems. It comprises the cast of a sculpture of a blinded, crouching, female figure, a living beehive, and a set of exchanges with the flora and fauna that surround it. The exhibition will be open for public viewing from the 12th of October from 9 AM till 3 PM. VIEW EVENT

The weekend will also include the MICAS Art Talks, panel discussions that will be chaired by the Serpentine Galleries’ Artistic Director Hans-Ulrich Obrist, and Curator of Exhibitions and Design Rebecca Lewin. The MICAS Art Talks will be held on Saturday 12th October at MUŻA, Valletta, and will feature both local and international guest speakers, discussing topics related to Pierre Huyghe’s work Exomind (Deep Water). VIEW EVENT

This will be followed in the evening by the MICAS fundraiser Art Party: HONEY, brought to vibrant life and super chic sophistication by none other than designer Francis Sultana in collaboration with Immersive Cult. An international DJ will be providing music for this magical party. VIEW EVENT

The MICAS International Art Weekend will be brought to a close by the MICAS Art Walk.  On the morning of Sunday the 13th of October, MICAS artistic director Ruth Bianco will lead a tour of Pierre Huyghe’s Exomind (Deep Water)  at Wied il – Luq, Buskett Gardens, accompanied by the Golden Island team, beekeepers Ray Sciberras and Denise Camilleri. VIEW EVENT

The MICAS International Art Weekend is being organised with the kind support of Air Malta, Heritage Malta, Malta Tourism AuthorityMinistry for Justice, Culture and Local Government, and the Restoration Directorate.

MICAS’s remit is to further awareness of contemporary art and the questions it poses society on a national level. It also has the remit of placing Malta on the international art scene by exhibiting works of world-renowned contemporary artists.