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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...

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Times of Malta – Artists come together on the ‘eve of the change’

Online link: https://timesofmalta.com/articles/view/artists-come-together-on-the-eve-of-the-change.802635  5July 2020 Artists come together on the ‘eve of the change’ The term Splénétique was used in 19th-century Romantic literature, but it was the French poet Charles Baudelaire who was responsible for popularising the term, ‘spleen’ in English, with his 1869 book Paris Spleen. It refers to a particular kind of boredom, melancholy or sense of meaninglessness. “Dissatisfied with everything, dissatisfied with myself, I long to redeem myself and to restore my pride in the silence and solitude of the night. Souls of those whom I have loved, souls of those whom I have sung, strengthen me,...

Times of Malta – Between Ash and Dust by Vince Briffa

Untitled, Lichtung series. Arthall Gozo would like to announce that the series Between Ash and Dust that the artist Vince Briffa was due to show last week at Arthall is now available online. Three newly produced paintings from the series Lichtung have also been added to the collection. Vince Briffa The exhibition Between Ash and Dust speaks of implausible distances and detached spaces splitting up such evasive elements as smoke and sky. They are as much about the process of drawing and painting as they are about the current war imagery of destruction taken from tabloids or television. These metaphoric...

Gozo News – Fear by Sergio Muscat

Fear – Gozo talk and open discussion with artist Sergio Muscat Philosophy Sharing Gozo has announced its next public talk at the Arthall Gallery. It will be on Friday, the 6th of March at 7:30 pm. This time the subject is – Fear – with artist Sergio Muscat and the talk will be followed by an open discussion. “Everything you’ve ever wanted is sitting on the other side of fear” – George Addair Sergio Muscat explained that the subject of fear has always been of great interest to him, mostly due to its constant presence throughout his life, and his...

Times of Malta – What’s blasphemous and what’s not

Oliver Magro A talk on blasphemy is being held in Gozo today by  Oliver Magro. Magro’s interest in the subject is purely personal and was triggered by the censorship in Malta of the play Stitching in 2009. The play by Scottish playwright Anthony Neilson explores themes of loss, grief and distrust in which a couple loses a child and struggles to cope in the aftermath. The talk will explore what is to be considered blasphemous and what is not, and the communities’ ‘right’ not to be offended by controversial material. Magro graduated in law and philosophy but never  practised law....

Gozo News – Are we living in a Simulation?

The first Philosophy Sharing Gozo public talk of the New Year will be – Are we living in a Simulation? – by Erin Steele. Swedish philosopher Dr. Nick Bostrom theorises that some advanced species will one day create multiple simulated realities where the creatures living in the simulations will believe they are real. Bostrom reasons that we humans may not be that origin species though, and that theoretically, we could already be living in one of many simulations. The question is: how could you tell? In the talk Erin Steele will explore some of the philosophical questions surrounding simulation theory...

Gozo News – Jesus Philosophies

Philosophy Sharing Gozo is inviting the public its next talk, which will be on – Jesus Philosophies – a pathfinding talk by Dr. Mark Montebello. Dr Montebello said that, “we in the west must have some kind of personal relationship with the figure of Jesus. Our civilisation disallows otherwise. “However, the relationship of each and every one of us probably varies from any other, and would have changed in itself over time. “This makes out Jesus to be quite a contentious and possibly provocative figure. Which might mean that, once one cannot get rid of him completely (at least because...

Times of Malta – Art and your interiors

Philosphy Talk Vera Sant Fournier (picture) will be discussing art and how it relates to interiors in Philosophy Sharing’s talk for the month of November tomorrow. Give Sant Fournier an empty room and in no time she will turn it into an explosion of colours and ideas. Many concur that she is one of the best interior designers in circulation with her amazing skills and unique approach often taking creativity to its extreme limits. Her mind is a treasure trove of ideas which often sees her think out of the box or even without the box. Her portfolio is impressive and includes...

Review by art writer Karin Grech

Sophistikós at ARThALL Victoria Gozo November 12, 2019 Karin Grech, https://www.facebook.com/bwiseaftertheevent A lively gallery scene has developed in Gozo over the last few years. New exhibition spaces are springing up all over the island and every weekend sees at least one or two exhibition openings.  One of the privately run venues is Arthall, a bright gallery space in the centre of Victoria. Arthall specialises in contemporary and modern art, and ‘Sophistikós’, the current show, ties in nicely with its aim to present innovative and provocative art. The exhibition brings together three artists who present their take on sophistication in quite...

Times of Malta – Sophistikós, a feast of femininity by Esther Lafferty

Sophistikós, a feast of femininity ExhibitionArt Sat, Nov 2nd 2019, 13:30 Last updated 3 days, 1 hour ago This month, the contemporary Victoria gallery Arthall Gozo presents Sophistikós, a vibrant and thought-provoking exhibition of colourful women underpinned with wit, wisdom and wow-factor, reviewed by art journalist and writer Esther Lafferty. The exhibition includes the work of three artists, Fox Daniels, SJ Fuerst and Tomas Hed, who each consider the dichotomy of the natural and the artificial, and the place of vanity and illusions, in their own inimitable styles. The result is a sassy exhibition which is artistically strong, fresh, feisty and...