17 June 2013

Milkshake Exhibition
Considering that Malta is a small country with a rather conservative set of norms and values, an exhibition entitled Milkshake Project shook things up. This collective multimedia arts project saw the participation of over 20 artists coming from various artistic backgrounds at St James Cavalier.

Held between March 8 and April 7, this project was curated by Lisa Gwen Baldacchino and project coordinator Gilbert Calleja. Some artists chose to tackle the subject of the body and the Maltese in a playful manner whilst others adopted symbolism and various connotations to deal with the subject of gender, identity and sexuality.

Over the years I’ve been living in Malta, St James Cavalier has been showcasing art exhibitions, independent movies as well as theatrical shows and concerts giving artists the necessary space to display their talent. This exhibition witnessed both local and international artists using their creativity to approach the issues of masculinity and femininity by working directly with the Maltese community.

The exhibition managed to push me out of my comfort zone to deal with socially acceptable behaviour to address subjects such as sexuality and religion by adopting different roles in different situations.

The exhibition also featured a catalogue carrying essays as well as short stories created specifically for
this project.

Author: Sabine Jung

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