Events, including a book launch, artist-curator talks, curator tours, presentations and screenings, are taking place during the exhibition’s closing week, between the 9th and the 16th July 2021 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 was led by curator Elyse Tonna and her team.
The exhibition deals with the themes of Conviviality, Symbiosis, Ritual, Familiarity, Synergy, Resilience, Displacement, Transaction and Intersection.
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.
This is the last opportunity for the public to view the eight public art interventions. Aside from an organised programme of events for which registration is required, performances forming part of a number of works by various artists participating in fuse will be screened regularly in the main entrance and courtyard of the Valletta Design Cluster.
As per the COVID-19 mitigation regulations currently in force, prior registration for the events is necessary by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. COVID-19 protocols will strictly be followed, including scanning of vaccination certificates at the entrance.
For the full programme of events visit the fuse event page and the Valletta Cultural Agency Facebook page.