Author: Warren Bugeja

Art

No Ordinary Terrain at MUŻA tests the border between private and public space, looking at land appropriation and occupation A broom hovers hesitantly around the perimeter of a mound of confetti-like paper on the floor of one of the corridors of MUŻA, the Malta National Community Art Museum. The caretakers are unsure what to make of this exhibit. They have been indoctrinated not to touch or disturb the artworks in the museum. But this is their territory. The courtyard and corridors on the ground floor of the museum, along with the toilets and reception area, are public spaces that they…

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Art

After years of waiting patiently in the silent vaults of a Geneva storage facility, 13 old master paintings are again fulfilling the roles for which they were created: to be hung, admired and inspire. The paintings, which range from the late 15th to the mid-18th centuries and include autograph works by world-renowned artists Giovanni Baglione, François Boucher and Claude-Joseph Vernet, are on a generous long-term loan from an international private collection. Crucifixion by Peter Paul Rubens and workshop They are making their national debut in a prestigious exhibition entitled Masterpieces at MUŻA, which forms part of Heritage Malta’s mission to…

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