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We are pleased to welcome the future artist in residence by the Berlin program, Bettina Hutschek as guest of the Mahalla festival. Bettina Hutschek is artist and curator based in Malta and Berlin.
She is founder of fragmenta Malta taking place in the frame of Valletta 2018, organizing contemporary art pop-up exhibitions in public spaces, she is as well co-curator of the national pavillion of Malta at the 57th Venice Biennial. Bettina Hutschek will arrive as guest of the Mahalla festival on the occasion of the 15th Istanbul Biennial in Istanbul next Saturday, September 9.-
Malta Pavillion at the 57th Venice Biennial co-curated by Bettina Hutschek and Raphael Vella
The title, Palimpsest, originally denotes a piece of writing material on which the original writing has been erased to make room for later writing.
However, traces of the overwritten texts remain.
This paleographic phenomenon will inspire the artists of the Mahalla Festival 2022. They will be concerned with the use of resources in a
comprehensive way: in terms of ecological, economic, political, social and communal memory culture.