Cinga Samson 's paintings lay bare the complex relationship between contemporary life, African traditions, globalisation, and representation. His strikingly sombre portraits contain similarities to those of contemporary painters such as Toyin Ojih Odutola, Lynette Yiadom-Boakye , Kehinde Wiley , Florine Démosthène, and Tunji...
Seismic Movements , the fifth Dhaka Art Summit, plotted movements, solidarities, and exchanges across the Global South with over 500 artists, scholars, curators, and thinkers.
Valletta Contemporary, designed by its director, artist and architect, Norbert Francis Attard and run by Meta Foundation, a non-profit organisation, opened in 2018 as Malta’s newest space for contemporary art. Located at the lower East End of Valletta, the space was conceived as a home for cultural dialogue. With its lofty volumes and pared-back materiality, the gallery houses contemporary art of varying scope, size and medium. Visitors are exposed to works by both world-renowned and emerging contemporary artists, with exhibitions that showcase a range of artistic disciplines and themes–from fine art photography, to light sculpture, video art, and large-scale installations. Valletta Contemporary runs regular outreach programs, as well as diverse educational and knowledge-sharing initiatives which involves both practising artists as well as the local community. Valletta Contemporary is a place where one may experience the uniting of the past and the present; that is, contemporary art in a city with a rich historical background.
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