Curated by Ann Laenen and Stefan Kolgen
Participating Artists: Ryan Falzon (MT), Aaron Bezzina (MT), Alexandra Fraser (UK), Yasmine Akondo (BE), Mladen Hadžić (SRB), and Stefan Kolgen (BE).
Rituals are part of everyday life. During times of distress, they give comfort. The title is based on the fact that rituals can bring you from one stage to another physically and mentally. Post-covid rituals can help us find balance in a disrupted society where attention to mental health and well-being has become important. Rituals can help make us name and discuss these issues. The artists created the works with the exhibition space in mind, presenting them in such a way that they interact with each other and that they challenge the viewer, offering context for the audience to create their own story.
During the opening weekend some works will be accompanied by a performance and a discussion session about the meaning of rituals will be organized, followed by a meet and greet with the artists.
Press release courtesy Valletta Contemporary.