MICAS Summer Celebration

21 June 2019

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MICAS kicks off its summer celebration with an art talk at MUŻA by Edith Devaney, contemporary curator and head of the summer exhibition at the Royal Academy of Arts, London. This will be followed by the launch of Jumpstart: An Incomplete Timeline and a reception at Castille Square. The MICAS Summer Celebration is happening in collaboration with the Valletta Cultural Agency and it is supported by Heritage Malta and Spazju Kreattiv.

You are cordially invited to register for free to attend the MICAS Summer Celebration by sending an email to events@micas.art. An invitation will be sent upon confirmation of registration that will be used to access this event. Invitations should be presented at the entrance. Registration deadline: Wednesday 19th June. Registration is mandatory as spaces are limited. For any enquiries please call on 21242183.

MICAS Art Talk: Artists and their Archives

Edith Devaney, contemporary curator and head of the summer exhibition at the Royal Academy of Arts, London, will discuss the importance of artists’ personal archives, their recorded interviews and correspondence, whether artists make good archivists and related issues. She will also share aspects gleaned from her own experience working with significant artists such as Jasper Johns, David Hockney, and Phyllida Barlow, amongst others at the Royal Academy of Arts, London.

Venue: MUŻA (courtyard), Auberge d’Italie, Merchants Street, Valletta

Time: 19:00 – 20:30

Jumpstart: An Incomplete Timeline – Summer Celebration

JUMPSTART: An Incomplete Timeline is a visual timeline installation that celebrates the work of modernist and contemporary meaning-makers in Maltese art from 1958 to 2017, projected onto the facade of St. James Cavalier. Using a visual comparative methodology and mapping features, it presents various art events that have relevance to the development of contemporary art in Malta, juxtaposed with significant national and international events. Curated by Katya Micallef and Georgina Portelli, JUMPSTART: An Incomplete Timeline features material from personal or family archives of Maltese artists, curators, gallerists, the National Collection and citizen archivists.

Venue: Castille Square, Valletta

Time: 20:30 – 23:00