Press Kit Mahalla Festival Malta 2018
One of the upcoming venues of the Mahalla Festival 2018 – Generating New Narritives – will be an unconverted Palazzo in Zabbar in Malta.
Towards the end of 2018 the Mahalla Festival invites local and international artists and initiatives to show concern and contribute artistic positions regarding the international migration moves.
The Palazzo in Zabbar served as a police station during the British colonial times and was partly burned down during the anti-colonial uprisings in the 1958. The building is currently for sale heading towards an unknown destiny. The possibility to use it as an art space is provided by Frank Salt Real Estate Malta.
The displayed art works, performances, installations, screenings, readings and talks will reflect aspects of borders, armed conflicts and migration, minorities, hospitality and hostility, urban structures, inclusion and intercultural communication. The main venues are the Museum MUZA, Museum Fortress Builders, Studio 87, Valletta Contemporary and the Palazzo in Zabbar.
Please check out the press kit of the upcoming Mahalla Festival Nov 17 – Nov 25, 2018:
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.