The 28th edition of Malta is drawing to an end, but we are already working on the next editions.
The leading theme of Malta Festival Poznań 2019 will be war and peace, and in particular: conflict – both in the social and political sense, as well as the conflict of values and media communications, which we face every day. The curator of next year's edition will be Nástio Mosquito – an interdisciplinary artist who is originally from Angola. His work, which combines dance, music, digital art, audiovisual installations and happenings, has been exhibited at Tate Modern in London, MoMA in New York, as well as at museums, theatres and festivals in Belgium, France, Germany and Portugal, where he is currently based.
The year 2020 will be special for Malta – not only because of the round 30th anniversary of the festival, but also because of the form its curatorship is going to take. All the previous curators will be invited to cooperate on the festival, i.a. Romeo Castellucci, Tim Etchells, Jan Lauwers with Grace Ellen Barkey and Maarten Seghers, Stefan Kaegi, Lotte van den Berg, Goran Injac and Oliver Frljić. Each of them will come to Poznań with a project (their own or chosen by them), which will become a part of the Idiom program. The 30th anniversary of Malta will offer us an opportunity to witness a unique encounter of artists, who contributed to the development of Malta Festival Poznań over the years.