Turning Tables is a collaborative exhibition in which sculptor Francesca Balzan and book and paper artist Glen Calleja engage with artworks from MUŻA’s reserve collection.  The visitor is led through four distinct chambers, each detailing nuanced narratives about what goes on around tables in our daily lives. ‘Turning Tables’ references the exhibition hall’s former use as the dining room of this Auberge, where tables were once the principal feature of this room. Balzan and Calleja draw on the museum’s past, evoke it, confront it in an attempt at provoking reflections about art practice, curation and conservation today.  All is played out in the key of disruption and is meant to reframe, in playful provocation, national patrimony and the ecosystem that surrounds it. Cheeky humour and provocation are the declared weapons of choice of this collaborative work.

Turning Tables is the final stage of a multi-year project, supported by Arts Council Malta.

Turning Tables by Francesca Balzan and Glen Calleja


31 Mar 2023 - 07 May 2023

Mon to Sun: 10.00 - 18.00

MUŻA Valletta, Malta

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