Malta’s Pavilion- Heterotopias of Evocation
Dr Hesperia Iliadou Suppiej (lead curator), Vince Briffa (artist), Klitsa Antoniou (artist), Trevor Borg (artist) and Perit Matthew Joseph Casha (architect/designer). Borg, Briffa and Antoniou.
Maleth / Haven / Port
“The pavilion is really one artwork – one concept. We look at the concept of the port from three different historical, mythological, philosophical, political and of course artistic standpoints. The Pavilion is in reality a space in continuous flux, where we personally and collectively negotiate concept and space.
Our work is linked on various levels. All the pieces speak of this “other place” which Michel Foucault termed “Heterotopia” – connecting different locations. My work, like the others, also responds to displacement and movement”.
The Academy of Fine Arts of Venice and Flash Art Presentation: Heterotopia 1
Peter Halley (Curated by Gea Politi)
Academy of Fine Art’s exhibition space: Magazzini del Sale, no. 3, at Dorsoduro 264, Zattere.
“Using the forty-meter-long exhibition space, Halley has assembled a sequence of eight interconnected rooms that employ digitally-printed wall murals, a varying palette of artificial lighting, and three-dimensional objects to create a hermetic, coded heterotopia – a term borrowed from Michel Foucault, who defined heterotopia as a differentiated, bordered space created for a special purpose that both mirrors and defines itself as separate from everyday spaces”.