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Maltarti TV – Anthropos

Click the link below: Maltarti Anthropos Or copy Link: https://fb.watch/5iboypojDc/ Anthropos hija wirja kollettiva mtellgħa mill-artisti Mario Abela, Victor Agius, u Tony Briffa – Wirja li tistħarreġ l-identità tagħna fil-kuntest taċ-ċirkustanzi li ngħixu fihom.

il-Pont jintervista lill-kittieba Marta Obiols Fornell, awtriċi ta’ Easeful Death, Horizons 2020

il- PONT l-Pont (The Bridge) is an online literary magazine originally published monthly since October 2012 by Patrick J. Sammut. Today it’s being published quarterly. It’s main language is Maltese, but poems and other material in other languages – mainly English and Italian – are regularly included too. Il-Pont is intended to bring together writers and readers from all over the world. Link: https://issuu.com/patrickj.sammut/docs/il-pont_marzu_2021_/22?fbclid=IwAR3W9wGJdcMk9CU2Dq_of_hl-bARl8vRn3GUregYhb2Ml8pPzHElVDf7p6c Il-Pont Marzu 2021  

Interviews from Yale University Radio – Marta Obiols and Tomas Hed

Link to the audio: https://museumofnonvisibleart.com/interviews/marta-obiols-fornell-and-tomas-hed/ Marta Obiols Fornell and Tomas Hed By Brainard Carey  – February 9, 2021 Share on Facebook Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts | Spotify | Stitcher | TuneIn | RSS | Click here to join mailing list Marta Obiols Fornell is a curator and an art gallery owner in Gozo, Malta. She runs the gallery together with Tomas Hed with a focus on modern, contemporary art. She studied Philosophy in Spain and Germany and also Religious Sciences. Her strong motivation and determination in dealing with artists in Malta, especially in Gozo, has enabled her to launch a number of exhibitions, art...

Times of Malta – Marta Obiols Fornell’s “Easeful Death” book review by Patrick Sammut

Link: https://timesofmalta.com/articles/view/leaving-a-lasting-echo-in-the-readers-soul.833599 Easeful Death written by Marta Obiols Fornell and translated by Mark Montebello, is available from Horizons Easeful Death is a short novel, or rather a long narration, of a little over 70 pages, with a preface by the translator himself, Fr Mark Montebello. The title of the book references a verse from the poem by John Keats’s Ode to a Nightingale, “Darkling I listen; and, for many a time, I have been half in love with easeful Death…”     This piece of work by Marta Obiols Fornell, who is originally from Catalonia, Spain but who presently resides...

Times of Malta – Liquid life and liquid death

Online Link: https://timesofmalta.com/articles/view/liquid-life-and-death.827110 Liquid life and death 25/10/2020   It’s a Something by Heiko Jörges. Right: Confuso by Heiko Jörges. Thrown into a world where there are no longer ‘solid’ values, where everything changes constantly before it’s even consolidated, it looks like the only way to keep going is to keep moving. Gozo’s Arthall presents Liquid Art, a joint exhibition with artists Luca Indraccolo, Heiko Jörges and Tomas Hed.   SMF•55•15•29•35 by Luca Indraccolo   In his book Liquid Life, Polish sociologist Zygmunt Bauman claims that “Unlike the preceding era of ‘solid’ modernity living towards ‘eternity’ (shorthand for a state...

Gozo News – Liquid Art

Link: https://gozo.news/86000/liquid-art-at-arthall-with-luca-indraccolo-heiko-jorges-and-tomas-hed/ Liquid Art at Arthall with Luca Indraccolo, Heiko Jörges and Tomas Hed BY GOZO NEWS · OCTOBER 12, 2020 Arthall Gozo is presenting its next exhibition – Liquid Art – with participating artists, Luca Indraccolo, Heiko Jörges and Tomas Hed. Arthall said that, “Liquidity” means in this exhibition that there are “no holy values to respect, life and death are mixed indistinctly, time is not linear any more. The concept defines a culture of discontinuity that requires constant replacement and generates big amounts of rubbish.” The gallery explained that, “thrown in a world where there are no longer solid values,...

Times of Malta – Out of Time and out of synch

Link: https://timesofmalta.com/articles/view/out-of-time-and-out-of-synch.822466 Out of Time and out of synch by Joseph Agius Untitled 3, from the Lichtung Series “I’m not a painter, I’m not a sculptor, I’m not a film-maker, I produce work” – Vince Briffa. Traditionally, the objective of an art exhibition is for the artist to document the last months or years of his or her creative output or as an epitaph to a series of works that have been created during a finite period of time and which are pertinent to a predetermined, specific theme. On the other hand, retrospectives reach out to the origins and the...

Times of Malta – I am not a painter

Online Link: https: //timesofmalta.com/articles/view/i-am-not-a-painter.816387 ‘I am not a painter’ 6 de setembre de 2020 Necropolis A new exhibition by artist Vince Briffa will open this week at Arthall, Gozo. Out of Time presents a collection of works on paper and mixed-media paintings selected from the last 10 years of the artist’s studio production, including work produced during the COVID-19 lockdown. The exhibition centres on the artist’s ongoing concern with our relationship with time and what it means for a human being to exist temporally in the stretch that we call our lifetime. Briffa was born in Malta in 1958. He...

Times of Malta – Of drunken fish and hedgehog goulash

Online Link: https://timesofmalta.com/articles/view/of-drunken-fish-and-hedgehog-goulash.807321 Of drunken fish and hedgehog goulash Impossible Woman by Tomas Hed. Right: Newborn by Stiefnu De Battista. The latest exhibition at Arthall in Gozo opened successfully on July 10, with intriguing paintings and original sculptures by participating artists Tomas Hed from Sweden, Harrison Levi from South Africa and Stiefnu De Battista from Malta. Break in Gozo by Tomas Hed The exhibition, mysteriously entitled Spleen, aroused much curiosity among visitors and lots of questions about the concept behind it. The term Spleen, popularised by the French poet Charles Baudelaire, is an expression of dissatisfaction with circumstances. Artists of...