Exhibition

Diktat

26 Sep 2019 – 27 Oct 2019

Regular opening hours

Monday
Closed
Tuesday
11:30 – 19:00
Wednesday
11:30 – 19:00
Thursday
11:30 – 19:00
Friday
11:30 – 19:00
Saturday
11:30 – 19:00
Sunday
Closed

Free admission

Valletta Contemporary

Valletta
Valletta, Malta

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Travel Information

  • A 10 minutes walk from the Valletta Bus Terminal

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Valletta Contemporary is premiering a new body of work by German artist Eric Meier on the occasion of the 30th anniversary from the fall of the Berlin Wall.

About

Meier (1989, East Berlin) is known to bring together personal biographical points and socio-political topics in his artistic practice. The historical period after the collapse of the socialist system is of particular interest to the artist.

In his works with photography, sculpture and video, Meier conveys the effects of the fall of the Berlin wall and he tries to draw lines from the mistakes and omissions of the 90s and 00s in East Germany to the present nationalist populist movements, not only in Germany but also outside. Meier’s work investigates symbols of collective failure and its aesthetics. He is searching for traces of a society seemingly left behind, and along this journey, he finds pictures originating some decades back but that are relevant and politically urgent today more than ever. 

Using large black and white photographs, video and sound, as well as sculptural works and an on-site installation developed specifically for the space,  'Diktat' aims to confront the visitor with unconscious perceptions of our present. Starting with a strong interest in places, the artist is questioning the status quo of the conditions and agencies of the social and political structures related to these entities. 

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Curators

Markus Summerer

Exhibiting artists

Eric Meier

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