Author: Joseph Agius and Lara Zammit


Thomas Scerri’s Rooftops exhibition investigates the Maltese urban landscape and its evolution or regression, depending on one’s point of view. Joseph Agius and Lara Zammit met up with the artist and the exhibition’s curator Roderick Camilleri to discuss the underlying concepts of the exhibition. When ‘rooftops’ is mentioned in a Maltese art context, one immediately associates the term with one of Malta’s 20th century modern masters, Esprit Barthet. His series of paintings chronicling the Maltese townscape in the latter half of last century essentially defines this important pioneer of Maltese modernism. (From left), Rooftop #5 and Rooftop #3 Decades later,…

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