july, 2021

This is a repeating event

03jul10:00 am4:30 pmExhibition: No Ordinary TerrainMUŻA


Event Details

Project Synopsis

For the project NO ORDINARY TERRAIN artists Sandra Zaffarese, Aaron Bezzina, Keit Bonnici and Tom Van Malderen chose to explore a wide array of private experiences in the public realm. They joined forces as a temporary collective to present both individual and communal works through research, an exhibition, a number of events and an occupation of the museums’ public courtyard.

We are all familiar with marking out our territories, especially on our islands, where all sort 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.

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

Public Programme:

  • Soft opening of Corridor and Community Space – Saturday 3rd July 2021 from 11:00AM till 1:00PM
  • Main opening of exhibition on Friday 9th July 2021 at 7:00PM till 9:00PM
  • Ħajt tas-sejjieħ, raising the wall, 5 – 7 July
  • Public talk and discussion on 17th July 11:00AM till 1:00PM
  • Meet the artists + launch of additional booklet – 18th July 11:00AM till 1:00PM
  • Public talk and discussion – 24th July 11:00AM till 1:00PM



(Saturday) 10:00 am - 4:30 pm



Merchants Street