A Clubbing Report In a World Without Clubs
- Julie Peters
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“Us” – Clubbing Report
Exhibition by Unfinished Art Space, curated by Margerita Pulè
December 26 & 27, 2020
4 pm – 10 pm
Location: Cameron St, Gzira, Malta
Music: Tina Camilleri at 6pm December 26
On December 26 & 27, 2020, the Unfinished Art Space based in Malta was organizing a 2-days exhibition entitled “Us”- Clubbing Report, with photos from artist Charlene Galea. The Mahalla Festival was supporting and promoting this exhibition as part of the 2020 edition under the title The Wandering Tower.
Curated by Margerita Pulè – who has participated in the Mahalla Festival 2018 with the installation, The Cement Bakery at the Palazzo in Zabbar –, the exhibition “Us” brings us close to moments and situations that are made possible by clubs and their atmospheres, the people constituting them and the soundtracks invading our ears.
In a time when clubs all over Europe are closed, artist and photographer Charlene Galea presents the exhilaration, intimacy and beauty of the clubbing scene through 35mm photographs dating from 2012 to 2020 and covering clubbing scenes in Barcelona, Berlin, France, Ibiza, London, Malta, Morocco, the Netherlands, Romania, and Tunisia.
In the 2-day exhibition, the physical and emotional intensity created, transcending generational and social constructs were documented closely and truthfully, and hopefully make us travel in our memories of warm clubbing nights..
The exhibition was supported by Unfinished Art Space, an independent, artist-run, nomadic space, showing experimental and contemporary art in Malta. Founded by Margerita Pulè – artist, writer, and curator, it is a sustainable, independent organisation that believes in the development, creation and dissemination of contemporary art and artistic research and knowledge.
With a whole new young generation of artists, a dynamism and a multitude of festivals, the Unfinished Art Space is a platform that permits to include a diverse range of actors and maintain an independent art and cultural scene.
The Wandering Tower is the title of a surrealist short story by Sergej Prokofiev from the times of vivid migration movements on the edge of the world wars.
The Festival was quoting the title as a metaphorical frame for Mahalla 2020/2021. The tower of Babel is connected as a motive to the search for the origin of language and the access to the divine.
The Wandering Tower Festival was supported by