Arts Council Malta has issued a call for a Curatorial Team for The Malta Pavilion at the 59th International Art Exhibition at La Biennale di Venezia 2022
Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, the 59th edition of the Venice Biennale, formerly scheduled for 2021, was postponed to 2022. The international art show’s next iteration will now run for seven months, from 23 April 2022 to 27 November 2022.
The Malta Pavilion is approximately 285 square metres with exposed brick walls. It is located at the Artiglierie in the Arsenale Area and it is the same location which hosted the Malta Pavilion during the 57th and the 58th International Art Exhibitions at the Venice Biennale.
Immersive and interactive narratives that are emotional, inspiring and thought provoking, reflecting the world’s new realities, as well as the Sustainable Development Goals will be preferred. The Sustainable Development Goals are the blueprint for achieving a better and more sustainable future for all. They address the global challenges we face, including poverty, inequality, climate change, environmental degradation, peace and justice. Arts Council Malta believes that the arts can lead the way and have a constructive dialogue on sustainable development. Thus, proposals which adopt sustainable practices in line with these principles will be given preference.
The call is open to:
- Curatorial Teams with a strong international curatorial track record.
- Multi-national Curatorial Teams that include Maltese individuals in the team as well as Maltese artists will be favourably considered.
The allocated budget for the Curatorial Team to successfully deliver the exhibition at the Malta Pavilion is EUR 150,000.