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18 October 2018

Exhibition - Willie Apap: Revelations

  • Venue: Victor Pasmore Gallery, Binja Ġlormu Cassar, Valletta
  • Date From: 18/10/2018 11:00:00
  • Date To: 30/11/2018 15:00:00
  • Contact Person: Ms Giulia Privitelli
  • Contact Email: [email protected]

Exhibition - Willie Apap: Revelations

The evolution of Willie Apap's (1918-1970) choice of subject matter, form and colour palette reveals a certain kind of purification, a move from the exterior to the interior, from the visible realm to that of the inner human condition, and ultimately to the spiritual, that is, to what cannot be seen or touched.

But the deeper one goes, so too does the mystery. Apap's keen interest in the human figure, face and setting, undergoes a similar transformation; a transfiguration of sorts, shrouded in a thick veil of ambiguity, incompleteness and obscurity.

The exhibition seeks to trace the moment Apap stopped looking at the physical world and peered inside, beneath the veil of the apparent where truth and mystery fuse as one.

The first part of the exhibition, located in the tunnel across the bridge (annexe of the Central Bank of Malta), is a text-based photographic walkthrough which leads you into the depth of Apap's artistic formation and philosophy, from his early years to his Italian connections and, ultimately, to his mounting concern on the human psyche and spirit. The exhibition continues with a selected thematic display of Apap's works at the Victor Pasmore Gallery.  

Opening hours: Monday - Friday 11:00-15:00; Thursday 11:00-20:00 

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Willie Apap: Revelations is organised by Fondazzjoni Patrimonju Malti in collaboration with the Central Bank of Malta and the Victor Pasmore Foundation.  

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