AP’s Architect Tom Van Malderen will work in collaboration with artists-curators Bettina Hutschek and Raphael Vella to the Malta Pavilion at the next Venice Art Biennale.
From Arts Council Malta
Arts Council Malta has announced that Raphael Vella and Bettina Hutschek will be the two artist-curators for the Malta Pavilion at the Biennale di Venezia to be held between 13th May and 26th November 2017. With their concept ‘Homo Melitensis: An incomplete inventory in 19 chapters’, the two artist-curators will present the Malta Pavilion as a poetic compilation of unique things that supposedly define the imaginary of the Maltese identity.
The exhibition will be designed in collaboration with an architectural team led by Tom Van Malderen (AP). A transmedia storyworld will augment 'Homo Melitensis' by creating an interactive and expanding online fictional space that communicates with, yet also transcends, the physical exhibition space in Venice.
Bettina Hutschek is a visual artist, filmmaker and curator who lives and works between Malta and Berlin. Raphael Vella is an artist, curator and educator based in Malta. Both have extensive curatorial and artistic experience and have exhibited their work internationally.