Mahalla Malta Share House
The self-reflective Sunglasses are made for the puzzled passenger in our poststructural, post factual times. They help him to look inside himself, to hold on for a moment. Museum Fortress Builders in Malta is hosting artistic positions around a globalized world-economy in the Conceptual Mahalla Share House.
A Photo-wall by Turkish artist Murat German reflects rapid urbanization in Istanbul. Viewing the Installation, the Visitor sees the skyline of Sliema in the back. Maltese artist Raphael Vella compares societies with a huge hospital full of mistreated patients, tortured by the different dynamics of power. Turkish artist Cansu Çakar dismantles the Holy Tulip in Ottoman Calligraphy as “Ass Tulip”. She is quoting Turkish slang. The parsley decoration in the anus of slaughtered animals’ at butcher shops are called like that. The expression is also used to mock about snobs exaggerating forms of politeness in between the urban upper-class to underline their social status.
In a globalized economical system, the clashes in societies are deepening worldwide. Gentrification, ecological destruction, economic crisis, gender conflicts. The spheres of the private and the public are fading. Consumption habits are part of the private and the political as well. A growing crowd of home-workers are losing the distinction between these life spheres. The Mahalla Share House offers criticism and witty offers of solutions: Satire, ironical consumption objects and some pieces of beautiful Design and high-quality handcraft.
Some off the Objects, Drawings, Clothing, Design Objects and high-quality handcraft will be for sale. They are pleading for Fair-Trade, Sustainability, Slow Food and Diversity in Design. The visitors have the opportunity to access high quality, unique products to fair prices.
Shop Design: Tom van Malderen
Tags: Mahalla Malta Festival, Mahalla Share House shop
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