Through four artists’ exhibitions and several workshops, Marlands’ curatorial project has linked together the islands of Malta, Cyprus, Majorca and Sicily in the shape of an artistic archipelago, more aware than ever of the environmental issues involved in the production of contemporary art.
‘I Landed’ is an exhibition dedicated to the natural and cultural heritage of the Meditarenean Islands. The exhibition was simultaneously held on four different islands in local major art institutions. The purpose of “I Landed” is to raise awareness of the ecological issues the islands are facing, and to show the uniqueness of each location trough the artists eyes.
Artists: Olga Sabko, Lucy Orta, Max Fouchy
Curator: Elena Posokhova
Scientists involved in the research: Dr. Jorge Terrados, marine biologist and ecologist, Magdalena Vicens Fornés, curator of Jardí Botànic de Sóller
Artists involved in the production: Ruben Solar Ru, Anastasia Egorova, Arina Antonova
Marlands program of workshops. Es Baluard Museum Palma, Mallorca; Isola, Catania; Spazju Kreattiv, Valetta.
19.12.2022 - 30.12.2022/ Isola Catania, Catania, Sicily.
Max Fouchy, Edgar Sarin, Olga Sabko, Sheldon Saliba, Chloe Silbano, Rosa Borreda, Lucy Orta, Vince Briffa, Lisa Boostani.
Curators: Elena Posokhova, Mariagrazia Pontorno.
01.12.2022 - 8.01.2023
Location: Valetta, Malta
Venue: Spazju Kreattiv. National Centre for Creativity
Artists: Edgar Sarin, Lucy Orta, Max Fouchy, Sheldon Saliba.
Curators: Elena Posokhova and Vince Briffa.
Collaborative artists involved in the project: Victor Agius, and sound artist Ruben Solar Ru.
We are pleased to invite you to the first edition of MARLANDS - Mediterranean Islands BIENNALE opening.
‘I landed’ exhibition will take place firstly in Malta, Valletta and will continue in Mallorca, Sicily and Cyprus.
‘I landed’ is a series of experiences that allow you to discover the fragments that make up the identity of unique natural and cultural world, a Mediterranean island.
MARLANDS resident artists Olga Sabko, Max Fouchy, Edgar Sarin, Lucy Orta, and Klitsa Antoniou flew to the islands to develop their artwork prototypes. Their creative processes have begun with cultural and environmental immersion in each of the islands. This immersion has offered them the possibility of getting in contact with local cultural arts artists, that have introduced them to some of the materials and techniques they will use in their work.