While Joker depicts the anti-capitalist rebellion as merely an aesthetic dead-end event, led by a madman on a killing spree, Parasite constructs a figure of the working class that does not attempt a rebellion when crushed by the system.
Fil-versi ta’ Grech Ganado, b’mod partikulari f’din il-ġabra, il-qarrejja impenjati faċilment jistgħu jilmħu l-ilħna mkissra ta’ kittieba bipolari bħal Sylvia Plath, Annie Sexton, Dorothy Parker u Virginia Woolf.
F’din ir-reċensjoni jinterpreta dawn ir-rakkonti ta’ Mifsud bħala stqarrija xettika kontra kull slogan assolutist u—fuq kollox—bħala att qalbieni ta’ qtigħ il-jies.
Written by Salvatore Arena and Massimo Barilla, “Like a grain of sand—Giuseppe Gulotta, story of an innocent” tells the story of Giuseppe attempting to give justice to a life nearly entirely taken away for dreadful reasons.
Behind preservation laws lies a broader cultural fact: the collective belief that some works of historical and artistic value are inalienable and that their true value is over and above any exchange value they may acquire on markets.
“National Anthem”, a solo exhibition by Kevin Mallan is a verdict, a protest song and, in the artist’s own words, “an outcry for this island and what the order of the day has become to signify”.
By responding with art, beauty and civic concern to the chaotic and hostile environment of one of Malta’s most urbanised towns, Nimxu Mixja achieved the impossible. Even if for a brief moment, it reclaimed space from car dominance for pedestrians.