Malta Biennale granted UNESCO patronage

The first edition opens on March 11.

The United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organisation, UNESCO, has just granted its patronage to maltabiennale.art, which will be held in Malta for the first time in the coming year. UNESCO’s patronage is considered as a high form of recognition for this art festival, whichm while still its infancy, has already garnered a strong and encouraging global response from artists, and is clearly set to become the focal cultural event of 2024 in Malta.

Through contemporary art, maltabiennale.art will be investigating the Mediterranean, reflected in the theme for the biennale’s first edition: Baħar Abjad Imsaġar taż-Żebbuġ (White Sea Olive Groves). The biennale will unfold across Malta and Gozo, mainly within Heritage Malta’s historic sites, many of which have been declared by UNESCO as being World Heritage Sites, including Valletta, the capital, and Gozo’s Ġgantija.

maltabiennale.art 2024 will be opening its doors on March 11, and will welcome visitors until the end of May 2024. With just one week remaining for artists to submit their proposals for participation in Malta’s largest cultural event in 2024, over 500 applications hailing from 80 states have already been received.

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