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Arthall’s statement on “Symposium. In vino veritas”

We were approached by Óscar Nieto, a Spanish artist who was visiting Gozo at the time. He had the idea of a performance art “Symposium. In vino veritas”,  and thought that our gallery, known for challenging exhibitions, would be a perfect place for it. His performance was simply to put himself naked on a table with a buffet, just like a dish among the others. In fact, it wasn’t that simple at all.  He didn’t know how the invited guests would react. Would they touch him? Be angry at him? Ignore him? Óscar was determined not to respond to anything....

Malta Today – Jamie F

Jamie F: ‘My guiltiest pleasure? I have no guilt’ ​Artist Jamie F tells all in our Q&A 11 June 2022, 7:28am by Laura Calleja Artist Jamie F, from Newcastle, England, retreats to the island of Gozo, where he rediscovered his oeuvre after many barren years in the wilderness. Gozo provides him with the vital tranquillity which allows access to the deep-seated beauty inherent in the world. His latest exhibition “Abstract Gozo” is on display at Arthall Gozo until 12 June. What’s the first thing you do when you wake up in the morning? I try and remember my dreams from the...

Times of Malta – Article about Jamie F exhibition

Deciphering the abstract of the Gozitan landscape A celebration of the underlying mystery that is the soul of the island of Gozo Some of Jamie F’s works on display at Arthall in Victoria. In British artist’s Jamie F’s words, “artists are the archaeo­logists of the future tense extracting meaning from the very edges of reality”. His exhibition of photographs at Arthall zooms into the geo­logy of Gozo, creating abstracted landscapes out of microcosmic features that suddenly stand out as valleys, crevasses, outcroppings and lakes. We tend to walk upon these habitats, not giving a care about the beauty in the...

Perspectives on today’s unhinged world (Tomas Hed exhibition) – Times of Malta

Online Link: https://timesofmalta.com/articles/view/perspectives-on-todays-unhinged-world.949429 Exhibition explores the ‘mud, blood and dreams’ that make a human being EntertainmentArtExhibitionGozo 21 d’abril de 2022| Joseph Agius |05 min read Elaine, Jane and Lisa Are Proud to be Good “It is a narrow mind which cannot look at a subject from various points of view.” − George Eliot An exhibition with the title of Perspectives II relates to open-mindedness, to objectivity and to narratives which are fluid. This is Tomas Hed’s second solo exhibition, hosted again by Arthall in Victoria and bearing the same name. Hed hails from Sweden but has made Gozo his home.   Tomas Hed  ...

Symposium In vino veritas – standing banquet with Óscar Nieto at Arthall

Symposium In vino veritas – standing banquet with Óscar Nieto at Arthall BY GOZO NEWS · APRIL 1, 2022 Arthall is hosting an evening performance – Symposium In vino veritas – by the Spanish Artist Óscar Nieto, member of the artistic group Éskaton. (link contains flashing images). The artist is inviting the public, on Thursday, the 14th of April at 7:30pm at Arthall in Gozo, to a performance consisting of taking part in a standing banquet with other guests, drinking and eating in an artistic atmosphere, triggering, or not, the free interchange of ideas. The gallery explained that this is a unique experience...

Times of Malta – The Pandemonium of contemporary existence

Online Link: https://timesofmalta.com/articles/view/the-pandemonium-of-contemporary-existence.942396 Assemblages can be regarded as collages in three dimensions 20 de març de 2022| Joseph Agius |05 min read Doomsday Clock “Pandemonium, the palace of Satan rises, suddenly built of the deep: the infernal peers there sit in council” – John Milton John Milton’s Paradise Lost is English artist Key’s springboard for his current exhibition hosted by Arthall in Victoria, Gozo. The etymology of the word pandemonium, coined by the celebrated English poet, is an ‘assemblage’ of two words from Greek – ‘pan’ is translated as ‘all’, and ‘daemonium’ is translated as ‘evil spirit’, originating from ‘daimonion’ (inferior divine power originating...

Pandemonium by Key – New Arthall exhibition in Gozo

BY GOZO NEWS · FEBRUARY 16, 2022 Permalink: Pandemonium by Key – New Arthall exhibition in Gozo   Arthall in Gozo has announced details of its next exhibition – Pandemonium by Key – with the opening night on Friday, the 4th of March at 7:30pm. The exhibition runs until the 3rd of April. Arthall said that it will be giving the floor to the English artist Key, who expresses through sculptures and collages “his discomfort with the ludicrous global situation.”’ The gallery explained that Pandemonium intends to target some of the absurdities of our status quo, bringing to light what the artist...

Viaggio a Malta, tra arte contemporanea e antiche fortezze

Viaggio a Malta, tra arte contemporanea e antiche fortezze Scritto da  Laura & Valentina  in Arte, Europa, ViaggiCondividi:     Malta è un’isola isolata, nel senso letterale del termine, al centro del Mediterraneo, tra Europa e Africa: un pezzo di Sicilia staccatosi nel pleistocene e andato alla deriva fino alla collocazione attuale. Nel corso della sua storia millenaria è stata un ponte di collegamento tra popoli, culture e tradizioni diverse.Qui sono passati nei secoli fenici, romani, bizantini, arabi, normanni, angioini e aragonesi, fino al momento di massimo splendore della sua storia, quando nel 16esimo secolo l’Ordine dei Cavalieri di San Giovanni l’ha trasformata in una inespugnabile fortezza nel cuore del Mediterraneo. L’abbiamo visitata...

Times of Malta -Shared perspectives from ‘64A, Flat 1’

Link: https://timesofmalta.com/articles/view/exhibition-shared-perspectives-from-64a-flat-1-on-a-street-in-xaghra.907849 Exhibition: Shared perspectives from ‘64A, Flat 1’ on a street in Xagħra, Gozo Lydia Cecil and Seb Tanti Burlò document realities in Gozo EntertainmentArtExhibitionGozo 17 d’octubre de 2021|Joseph Agius|17 min read Lydia Cecil and Seb Tanti Burlò The title of the exhibition 64A, Flat 1, is the address of a residence and a shared studio in Xagħra, Gozo. “We were confined only in the sense that, because of the pandemic, we found ourselves and our minds concentrated on Gozo. We lived an unconfined life in the smallness of Gozo. Even within the pandemic restrictions, our experiences were fuller,”...