start date April 30, 2021
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fuse

30/04/2021 - 16/05/2021

fuse

As part of the closing week for the contemporary visual arts exhibition fuse, the Valletta Cultural Agency, in collaboration with the Valletta Design Cluster, is organising a series of events and activities related to the various aspects of this project.

Events, including a book launch, artist-curator talks, curator tours, presentations and screenings, are taking place during the exhibition’s closing week, between the 10th and the 16th July at the Valletta Design Cluster.

fuse is a collaborative visual arts and research project in response to the communities and contexts surrounding the Old Abattoir building in Valletta.

This exhibition, which comprises of eight public art installations outside the newly opened Valletta Design Cluster, celebrates traditions, identities and stories of the people who lived in the Old Abattoir – a building with over 400 years of history.

The process in preparation for the exhibition fuse, led by curator Elyse Tonna and her team over 18 months, started from text-based theoretical concepts moulded on community stories and through discussions which reflected the thematics associated with their work.

Open until the 16th July, the exhibition deals with the themes of [Symbiosis](https://www.vca.gov.mt/mt/blog/infrastructures-of-care), [Ritual](https://www.vca.gov.mt/mt/blog/aar-karmel-fuse), [Familiarity](https://www.vca.gov.mt/mt/blog/paatur-fuse), [Synergy](https://www.vca.gov.mt/mt/blog/seesaw), [Resilience](https://www.vca.gov.mt/mt/blog/inside-out-fuse), [Displacement](https://www.vca.gov.mt/mt/blog/come-don’t-come-fuse), [Transaction](https://www.vca.gov.mt/mt/blog/ix-xuwa) and [Intersection](https://www.vca.gov.mt/mt/blog/refraction).

Eight artists and collectives are exhibiting their works including Aaron Bezzina, Victor Agius, Tom van Malderen, Laura Besancon, Noah Fabri, Fatima AM and Chakib Zidi, Text Catalogue and Andrea Zerafa, Samuel Ciantar, Giola Cassar and Aprille Zammit.

As per the Covid 19 regulations currently in force, prior registration for the events is necessary by sending an email to fuse.vca@vca.gov.mt. COVID-19 protocols will strictly be followed, including scanning of vaccination certificates at the entrance.

For the full programme of events visit vca.gov.mt/en/events/fuse and the Valletta Cultural Agency Facebook page facebook.com/vallettaculturalagency.

**PROGRAMME OF EVENTS**

ONE-OFF EVENTS

10th July, 6pm; 11th July, 6pm; 16th July, 6pm
**fuse: Curator’s Tour**
Meeting Point: Entrance of the Valletta Design Cluster, Bull Street (by registration)

11th July, **DISPLACEMENT/Come Don’t Come: Performance/Invitation for Participation**; 5-8pm
Location: St Christopher Street (no registration required)

12th July, **Book Launch**; 7pm
Location: Valletta Design Cluster Conference Room (by invitation only)

13th July, **What is fuse? Presentation and Q&A**; 7pm
Location: Valletta Design Cluster Conference Room (by registration)

14th July, **RITUAL AND TRANSACTION**; 7pm
Location: Valletta Design Conference Room (by registration)

15th July, **DISPLACEMENT AND SYMBIOSIS**; 7pm
Location: Valletta Design Cluster Conference Room (by registration)

16th July, **SYNERGY AND RESILIENCE**; 7.30pm
Location: Valletta Design Cluster Conference Room (by registration)

ONGOING

10-16th July, 8am – 6pm

**Screenings of Come Don’t Come**, performance by Tom van Malderen
Location: Valletta Design Cluster Courtyard (no registration required)

**Screenings of Il-Paġġatur**, performance by Chakib Zidi, Noah Fabri and Fatima AM
Location: Valletta Design Cluster Entrance (no registration required)

10th-11th July, 10am – 8pm, every hour

**Screening of Inside-Out**, audio-visual transmission by Samuel Ciantar in collaboration with Jamie Barbara and Jacob Saliba
Location: St Dominic Street (no registration required)

**Seesaw, by Aaron Bezzina**, operates automatically every hour
Location: Eagle Street (no registration required)

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