Debatable Land(s)

collective show in Kalkara, Malta
Created by: Grammar of Urgencies (Maren Richter & Klaus Schafler), Greta Muscat Azzopardi, and Unfinished Art Space (Margerita Pulè)

The final Debtable Land(s) presentation took the form of a 3-day-long visual-performative-exhibition-festival, and was the culmination of the project’s 12 months of research and conversations, exploring how territories, lands and spaces are formed, and what conflicting interests influence these delineations.

The venue is one of the oldest houses in Kalkara. It was built around 1802, and is said to have been a type of infirmary. The cellars below this block also date back to the time of the Knights. The first and second floors were built in the early days of the British in Malta. Later, the house belonged to a Mariano Stivala - Marjanu, a freight-handler, who added a third floor to the building. During the war, he was well-off enough to be able to distribute food to the poor. He died under rubble in World War II during an air raid.

Contributors: Mohamed Ali ‘Dali’ Aguerbi & Chakib Zidi | Maria Attard | Fatima Amn | Keit Bonnici | Kristina Borg obo Batman Gżirjan | Johannes Buch | Josephine Burden | Florinda Camilleri | Tina Camilleri | Simone Cutajar | REA (Rachelle Deguara) | Charlene Galea | Justin Galea | Adrian Grima | Helen Horgan | Magna Żmien | Tom van Malderen & Charlie Cauchi | Caldon Mercieca | Greta Muscat Azzopardi | Niels Plotard | Margerita Pulè | Maren Richter | Klaus Schafler | Raphael Vella |

photo credits: Unfinished Art Space & Tom Van Malderen