Call for applications – The Malta Pavilion at the Venice Biennale 2017

Proposals are to be submitted via email by noon, Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Arts Council Malta, in its capacity as Pavilion Commissioner, and in collaboration with MUŻA (Malta’s National Museum of Fine Arts, Heritage Malta), under the auspices of the Ministry of Justice, Culture and Local Government is publishing an international call for the engagement of a curator/curatorial team to curate the Malta Pavilion at the 57th International Art Exhibition at the Venice Biennale in 2017.

The International Art Exhibition will be held from May 13 to November 26, 2017. Malta is officially returning to the Venice Biennale after an absence of 17 years. It has so far participated with a special exhibition of Maltese artists in 1958 and a National Pavilion in 1999.

The Malta Pavilion is approximately 300 square metres with exposed brick walls. It will be located at the Artiglierie in the Arsenale Area.
The declared aim of the Malta Pavilion is to offer a platform through which Maltese contemporary artistic practices—understood within the broadest sense of the term—can be exposed, contextualised and presented to an international audience.

The call is open to Maltese and international curators with a strong curatorial track record. Multi-national curatorial teams including Maltese will be favourably considered.

The Maltese Pavilion will also form part of the Cultural programme of the Maltese Presidency of the Council of the European Union in 2017. The project will also bridge with the contemporary art programme of Valletta as European Capital of Culture in 2018.

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