Venice - National Participation

Malta 2017

Arsenale, Artiglierie

13 May 201726 Nov 2017

“Homo Melitensis: An Incomplete Inventory in 19 Chapters” includes the works of Maltese artists who work across a variety of media and present a playful, poetic compilation of unique artefacts that interpret and define the imaginative spirit of the Maltese identity: language, politics, history, myths, religion and gender.

The curators – Raphael Vella and Bettina Hutschek– have drawn on Maltese art from the past and present, juxtaposing historic items with contemporary. This overview will include works by artists based in Malta, works by artists from the Maltese diaspora (chosen from submissions following an Open Call), folk artefacts, works from private and national collections, other artefacts and images that come from different sources, like journalism, national and private collections and popular culture.


  • Malta Pavilion, Arsenale, Venice Biennale 2017 Malta Pavilion, Arsenale, Venice Biennale 2017

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Special Events

Destination: Venice
Where: Arsenale, Artiglierie
Type: Opening
Admission: By Invitation Only

Malta Pavilion Opening

Contacts & Details

Art Council Malta

Biennale ticket

Arsenale - Castello Venice, Italy