Celebrating Antoine Camilleri (1922-2005)
Publisher: Exhibition Catalogue
This exhibition embarks on a retrospective journey in honour of the Maltese artist Antoine Camilleri (1922-2005), curated by Professor Joseph Paul Cassar, co-curated by Mr Hilary Spiteri and produced by the Camilleri family.The event is hosted at Spazju Kreattiv, St James Cavalier Centre for Creativity, Valletta.The exposition puts on show a number of over 150 works of art by the artist including paintings, drawings and lino prints. The display also provides a detailed socio, political and religious context to the art works, present through a series of personal notes, letters, studio tools and furniture, lino blocks and sketches. Rather than following a strictly chronological sequence, Celebrating Antoine Camilleri 1922-2005 is organised according to thematic sections that emphasise the parallels between different stages in his career. Bringing together works made at the Malta Government School of Arts, Paris, Bath (UK) and several others from private collections, it traces motifs and ideas as they are revisited and deepened in objects and images that he produced throughout his artistic career.