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No Ordinary Terrain For the project NO ORDINARY TERRAIN at MUŻA, Malta, artists Sandra Zaffarese, Aaron Bezzina, Keit B

Follow our research and preparations leading up to the project at MUŻA here and on https://www.instagram.com/noordinaryterrain/

We are all familiar with marking out our territories, especially on our islands, where all sorts of space is limited, precious and regularly contested. With NO ORDINARY TERRAIN, The artists invite the audience to have a close look at the appropriation of space both from

a local and a globalized perspective, whilst tapping into personal and collective stories. They are digging deep into the various relationships between the public and the private sphere, and experience how the boundaries between both spheres can be more fluid, poetic, refreshing and inspiring than our polarized contemporary media bubbles make us believe. NO ORDINARY TERRAIN unravels certain mechanisms in our society and asks us to reflect about the systems that we use unconsciously, each day; it illustrates that no terrain is ordinary and reveals more about who we are, and how we shape our reality and identity. The temporary artists collective will present both individual and communal works through research, an exhibition, a number of events and an occupation of the museums’ public courtyard. NO ORDINARY TERRAIN is supported by MUŻA and the Arts Council Malta's Project Support Grant.

Thank you for your excellent presentations last Saturday dear Charlie, Daniel and Stjanu at MUŻAThe exhibition is nearin...
28/07/2021

Thank you for your excellent presentations last Saturday dear Charlie, Daniel and Stjanu at MUŻA
The exhibition is nearing its end but still on view till Sunday, daily 10am-4pm

We would like to invite you for this weekend's events at MUŻA!Public talk and discussion, 24 July 11am – 1pmCharlie Cau...
21/07/2021

We would like to invite you for this weekend's events at MUŻA!
Public talk and discussion, 24 July 11am – 1pm

Charlie Cauchi, Daniel Vella and Stjanu Debono will explore our exhibition's theme in their personal ways, followed by a discussion

The exhibition is still up till 1 August so you can still visit and see the works of the temporary collective.

NO ORDINARY TERRAIN is supported by MUŻA and Arts Council Malta Project Support Grant.

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Thank you for your excellent presentations last Saturday dear Josephine Burden, Sabrina Calleja Jackson and Martin!!Join...
21/07/2021

Thank you for your excellent presentations last Saturday dear Josephine Burden, Sabrina Calleja Jackson and Martin!!
Join us this Saturday at 11am for the next session of talks and Q&A by Charlie Cauchi, Daniel Vella and Stjanu Debono

We would like to invite you for this weekend's events at MUŻA! Public talk and discussion, 17 July 11am – 1pmJosephine ...
14/07/2021

We would like to invite you for this weekend's events at MUŻA!

Public talk and discussion, 17 July 11am – 1pm
Josephine Burden, Martin Galea De Giovanni and Sabrina Calleja Jackson will explore our exhibition's theme in their personal ways, followed by a discussion

Meet the artists, 18 July 11am – 1pm
and have a chat about their work

The exhibition is up for a month so you can still visit and see the collectives work.

NO ORDINARY TERRAIN is supported by MUŻA and Arts Council Malta Project Support Grant.

We would like to thank all the lovely people who visited the opening last night at MUŻA! The exhibition is up for a mon...
10/07/2021

We would like to thank all the lovely people who visited the opening last night at MUŻA! The exhibition is up for a month so you can still visit and see the collectives work.

For those interested in the programme of the upcoming events for NO ORDINARY TERRAIN, we have public talks and discussions with the artists coming up later on this month:

Public talk and discussion, 17 July 11am – 1pm

Meet the artists, 18 July 11am – 1pm

Public talk and discussion, 24 July 11am – 1pm

NO ORDINARY TERRAIN is supported by MUŻA and Arts Council Malta Project Support Grant.

Tonight! Join us  for the  opening event. The programme of the upcoming events for NO ORDINARY TERRAIN can be found belo...
09/07/2021

Tonight! Join us for the opening event.

The programme of the upcoming events for NO ORDINARY TERRAIN can be found below:

Public opening, 9 July 7 - 9pm

Public talk and discussion, 17 July 11am – 1pm

Meet the artists, 18 July 11am – 1pm

Public talk and discussion, 24 July 11am – 1pm

Follow this space and the page for more previews and preparations leading up to the project at MUŻA - https://www.facebook.com/noordinaryterrain

NO ORDINARY TERRAIN is supported by and Project Support Grant.

Tomorrow the public opening for NO ORDINARY TERRAIN will take place at MUŻA from 7-9pm. This is a chance to meet the art...
08/07/2021

Tomorrow the public opening for NO ORDINARY TERRAIN will take place at MUŻA from 7-9pm. This is a chance to meet the artists and have a look at the work they have produced throughout this week.

The rest of the programme of the upcoming events can be found below:

Public talk and discussion, 17 July 11am – 1pm

Meet the artists, 18 July 11am – 1pm

Public talk and discussion, 24 July 11am – 1pm

Follow this space and the Instagram page for more previews and preparations leading up to the opening at MUŻA -
https://www.instagram.com/noordinaryterrain/

NO ORDINARY TERRAIN is supported by MUŻA and Arts Council Malta Project Support Grant.

Documenting the details.Make sure to visit MUŻA and take a look at the pieces the collective has produced.The programme ...
07/07/2021

Documenting the details.

Make sure to visit MUŻA and take a look at the pieces the collective has produced.

The programme of the upcoming events for NO ORDINARY TERRAIN can be found below:

Public opening, 9 July 7 - 9pm

Public talk and discussion, 17 July 11am – 1pm

Meet the artists, 18 July 11am – 1pm

Public talk and discussion, 24 July 11am – 1pm

Follow this space and the Instagram page for more previews and preparations leading up to the project at MUŻA - https://www.instagram.com/noordinaryterrain/

NO ORDINARY TERRAIN is supported by MUŻA and Arts Council Malta Project Support Grant.

More documentation and details from today’s early start.Make sure to visit MUŻA and take a look at the pieces the collec...
06/07/2021

More documentation and details from today’s early start.

Make sure to visit MUŻA and take a look at the pieces the collective has produced.

The programme of the upcoming events for NO ORDINARY TERRAIN can be found below:

Public opening, 9 July 7 - 9pm

Public talk and discussion, 17 July 11am – 1pm

Meet the artists, 18 July 11am – 1pm

Public talk and discussion, 24 July 11am – 1pm

Follow this space and the Instagram page for more previews and preparations leading up to the project at MUŻA - https://www.instagram.com/noordinaryterrain/

NO ORDINARY TERRAIN is supported by MUŻA and Arts Council Malta Project Support Grant.

Beautiful textures and details from todays raising of the wall. As from today, the collective will be working together o...
05/07/2021

Beautiful textures and details from todays raising of the wall.

As from today, the collective will be working together on their pieces for the entire week from 10am till 4pm at MUŻA. Make sure to visit them and take a look at the pieces the collective has produced. These pieces can be found at MUŻA’s entrance.

The rest of the programme of the upcoming events for NO ORDINARY TERRAIN can be found below:

Public opening, 9 July 7 - 9pm

Public talk and discussion, 17 July 11am – 1pm

Meet the artists, 18 July 11am – 1pm

Public talk and discussion, 24 July 11am – 1pm

Follow this space and the Instagram page for more previews and preparations leading up to the project at MUŻA - https://www.instagram.com/noordinaryterrain/

NO ORDINARY TERRAIN is supported by MUŻA and Arts Council Malta Project Support Grant.

Here is an online version of the exhibition map for NO ORDINARY TERRAIN, including all the information about each artwor...
04/07/2021

Here is an online version of the exhibition map for NO ORDINARY TERRAIN, including all the information about each artwork.

As from Monday 5th July, the collective will be assembling the 'Ħajt tas-sejjieħ, raising the wall’ for the entire week from 10am till 4pm at MUŻA.

The rest of the programme of the upcoming events for NO ORDINARY TERRAIN can be found below:

Ħajt tas-sejjieħ, raising the wall, 5 July 10am - 4pm

Public opening, 9 July 7 - 9pm

Public talk and discussion, 17 July 11am – 1pm

Meet the artists, 18 July 11am – 1pm

Public talk and discussion, 24 July 11am – 1pm

Follow this space and the Instagram page for more previews and preparations leading up to the project at MUŻA - https://www.instagram.com/noordinaryterrain/

NO ORDINARY TERRAIN is supported by MUŻA and Arts Council Malta Project Support Grant.

We would like to thank everyone who visited our soft opening at MUŻA! Here are some lovely details from todays event. He...
03/07/2021

We would like to thank everyone who visited our soft opening at MUŻA! Here are some lovely details from todays event.

Here is the rest of the programme of the upcoming events for NO ORDINARY TERRAIN:

Ħajt tas-sejjieħ, raising the wall, 5 July 10am - 4pm

Public opening, 9 July 7 - 9pm

Public talk and discussion, 17 July 11am – 1pm

Meet the artists, 18 July 11am – 1pm

Public talk and discussion, 24 July 11am – 1pm

Follow this space and the Instagram page for more previews and preparations leading up to the project at MUŻA - https://www.instagram.com/noordinaryterrain/

NO ORDINARY TERRAIN is supported by MUŻA and Arts Council Malta Project Support Grant.

Tomorrow, NO ORDINARY TERRAIN will have a soft opening at MUŻA, Valletta. This will be a chance to meet and discover th...
02/07/2021

Tomorrow, NO ORDINARY TERRAIN will have a soft opening at MUŻA, Valletta. This will be a chance to meet and discover the work by the artists Sandra Zaffarese, Aaron Bezzina, Keit Bonnici and Tom Van Malderen.

Here is the programme of the upcoming events for NO ORDINARY TERRAIN:

Soft opening, 3 July 11am - 1pm

Ħajt tas-sejjieħ, raising the wall, 5 July 10am - 4pm

Public opening, 9 July 7 - 9pm

Public talk and discussion, 17 July 11am – 1pm

Meet the artists, 18 July 11am – 1pm

Public talk and discussion, 24 July 11am – 1pm

Follow this space and the Instagram page for more previews and preparations leading up to the project at MUŻA - https://www.instagram.com/noordinaryterrain/

NO ORDINARY TERRAIN is supported by MUŻA and Arts Council Malta Project Support Grant.

On the 3rd of July, NO ORDINARY TERRAIN will have a soft opening at MUŻA, Valletta. This will be a chance to meet and di...
01/07/2021

On the 3rd of July, NO ORDINARY TERRAIN will have a soft opening at MUŻA, Valletta. This will be a chance to meet and discover the work by the artists Sandra Zaffarese, Aaron Bezzina, Keit Bonnici and Tom Van Malderen.

The artists and their work explore a wide array of private experiences in the public realm. Mixed media, sculpture, video and installation art are some of the media used to explore such experiences.

Follow this space and the Instagram page for more previews and preparations leading up to the project at MUŻA - https://www.instagram.com/noordinaryterrain/

NO ORDINARY TERRAIN is supported by MUŻA and Arts Council Malta Project Support Grant.

Join us at MUŻA, Valletta on the 3rd of July for the Soft Opening. This will be a chance to meet and discover the work b...
30/06/2021

Join us at MUŻA, Valletta on the 3rd of July for the Soft Opening. This will be a chance to meet and discover the work by the artists Sandra Zaffarese, Aaron Bezzina, Keit Bonnici and Tom Van Malderen.

Follow this space and the Instagram page for more previews and preparations leading up to the project at MUŻA - https://www.instagram.com/noordinaryterrain/

NO ORDINARY TERRAIN - setting up at MUŻA, Valletta. Artists Sandra Zaffarese, Aaron Bezzina, Keit Bonnici and Tom Van Ma...
29/06/2021

NO ORDINARY TERRAIN - setting up at MUŻA, Valletta. Artists Sandra Zaffarese, Aaron Bezzina, Keit Bonnici and Tom Van Malderen will be exploring a wide array of private experiences in the public realm.

Follow this space and the Instagram page for more previews and preparations leading up to the project at MUŻA - https://www.instagram.com/noordinaryterrain/

NO ORDINARY TERRAIN is supported by MUŻA and Arts Council Malta Project Support Grant.

I want to build a wall because it provides the security to sit and thinkI want to build a wall because boundaries make d...
28/06/2021

I want to build a wall because it provides the security to sit and think
I want to build a wall because boundaries make difference out of sameness
I want to build a wall to set boundaries
I want to build a wall because every wall or fence implies its own destruction
I want to build a wall to enclose and connect
I want to build a wall because a wall is a hell of a lot better than a war
I want to build a wall to consolidate my sovereignty
I want to build a wall because walls are destruction and creation all at once
I want to build a wall because they reduce wind speeds, retain soil moisture and prevent erosion
I want to build a wall for territorial control
I want to build a wall because every boundary is ultimately a message
I want to build a wall to suggest difference, create distinction
I want to build a wall because the self itself begins with a boundary
I want to build a wall to mark out the distinct realms between things
I want to build a wall because it defines the world between heaven and earth
I want to build a wall to differentiate, not to segregate
I want to build a wall to stops this neoliberal cannibalism real estate s**t show

**t

I want to build a wall because I like things to be clearI want to build a wall because I like it’s textureI want to buil...
28/06/2021

I want to build a wall because I like things to be clear
I want to build a wall because I like it’s texture
I want to build a wall to keep out the pain
I want to build a wall because Hadrian built one
I want to build a wall out of habit
I want to build a wall because the world has always been split between wallers and non-wallers
I want to build a wall be sure about what I am walling and walling out
I want to build a wall to give offense to the other side
I want to build a wall because good walls make good neighbours
I want to build a wall because not all walls are primitive, irrational, fearful and hostile
I want to build a wall because of its psychological as well as its physical significance
I want to build a wall because walls may have fallen but boundaries remain
I want to build a wall to block the view
I want to build a wall to hide
I want to build a wall to start a house
I want to build a wall to put new life in broken rock

Fire Building (Burn the Formwork), Oscar Tuazon, 2017Tuazon installed this object made of concrete in an industrial wast...
03/06/2021

Fire Building (Burn the Formwork), Oscar Tuazon, 2017

Tuazon installed this object made of concrete in an industrial wasteland along a canal - an undefined plot of land which is used by various groups of people. The object serves as a public fireplace. The cylindrical shaped sculpture can be used for barbecuing, warming up, and as a look-out. Just as physical experience plays a key role for Tuazon in the production process, his Fire Building is intended for immediate reception as a utilitarian object with a close relationship to everyday life: in contrast to the artistic practice of relational aesthetics, the art crowd is not the main recipient to whom the work is addressed. This heat-radiating sculpture, which is almost unthinkable as an official architectural structure within a regulated urban space, has a social dimension. It connotes a form of participation that eludes regulation and thus also has an inherent potential for friction. Using the archaic motive of the fireplace, it points to a communal activity.

Traces of conflict in the salty coast.Landscape incisions post gate removal.
03/06/2021

Traces of conflict in the salty coast.
Landscape incisions post gate removal.

NEVERLAND PAVILION, Halil Altindere, 2019Halil Altindere's Neverland pavilion at the BIennale Arte 2019 continues his cr...
31/05/2021

NEVERLAND PAVILION, Halil Altindere, 2019

Halil Altindere's Neverland pavilion at the BIennale Arte 2019 continues his critique of the marginalisation of identity by state apparatuses, underlining the absence of those who do fall within the purview of national representation. Inspired by the refugee team who participated in the 2016 Summer Olympics, the artist proposes a pavilion for the excluded - but, as visitors discover, it is only a Paladian facade propped up by scaffolding.
Unsettling the concept of representation, it momentarily tricks the visitor and eschews expectations; there is no exhibition on view. However, as in "the School of Athens", the steps up to the pavilion can be activated as a social space, perhaps to contemplate and discuss the general tendency to believe in fake news, the most weighty symptom of the post-truth era. At once underlining the antiquatedness of the nation-state model and participating in it, Neverland is at once an intervention in and contribution to the Biennale Arte

THE BOUNDARY IS ONE OF THE IDEES FIXES OF CONTEMPORARY LIFE.Boundaries of the self, boundaries of politics, boundaries o...
30/05/2021

THE BOUNDARY IS ONE OF THE IDEES FIXES OF CONTEMPORARY LIFE.

Boundaries of the self, boundaries of politics, boundaries of nations and childhood and disciplines populate the pages of academic journals, the press and the internet…What is the nature of our obligation when we construct a boundary? How can we bound and at the same time be generous? What is the relation between some people’s right to enclose themselves and the rights of others who find themselves excluded? How can boundaries function as places where social relationships are nurtured rather than suppressed? To use Marcuse’s turn of phrase, how can we begin to build walls of support rather than walls of fear? (Thomas Oles)

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REPOST from https://www.facebook.com/noordinaryterrainREMEMBER: NO BODY and NOBODY OWNS THE BEACH .David Horvitz’ simply...
30/05/2021

REPOST from https://www.facebook.com/noordinaryterrain
REMEMBER: NO BODY and NOBODY OWNS THE BEACH .
David Horvitz’ simply perfectly worded Poster (2014) reminds us that there are still a few places that belongs to everyone. But not just the beach; Internet worm holes and other constantly shifting places. Check out his work.
Poster protest available



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