Infrastructure Malta selected two artists and two architectural firmsfrom Malta, Cyprus and Romania to produce four monumental artworks for the landscaped areas around the Marsa Junction Project flyovers.
The selected artworks of the Marsa Junction Project Public Art Competition are (in alphabetical order by participant surname or company name) The Creation of Man, by Haak Studio, an architectural firm based in Cluj-Napocia, Romania, Tisliba, by Gozitan-born ceramics artist Paul Haber, Sema by I+A Limited, a collective of architects, artists and technologists from Malta and Tipping Point, by Alex Welch, a metal artist from Limassol, Cyprus.
The designs of these works of art were chosen out of 56 proposals received in response to an international call for artworks launched by Infrastructure Malta in collaboration with Spazju Kreattiv last March.
Thirty-six participants from Malta and six other countries, including Cyprus, Italy, Romania, Spain, USA and Venezuela, entered the competition by submitting one or more designs.
Besides the four artworks selected for the Marsa Junction Project, the panel also identified another 12 successful proposals which Infrastructure Malta can consider for the landscaped areas of other ongoing and future infrastructural projects in Malta, such as the Santa Lucija Roundabout Underpass Project, the Central Link Project, the Luqa Junction Project and the Msida Creek Project. The 10 participants who submitted these proposals include (in alphabetical order by participant surname or company name) Box Concept Studio (Two Meters Apart), Kane Cali (Observatory), Clifford Carabott (The Floating Cube), Jennings Falzon (The Guardian Angel, The Centaur), John Grima (On the Move), I+A Ltd (N(h)ar), Mizzi Studios (Ascension), Jose Sanchez (Desdoblado Unfolded), Alejandro Vega (Il-Mara Qawwija, Il-Ggant tal-Ilma) and Paul Vella Critien (Mewga).
Later this year, Infrastructure Malta will be exhibiting the designs and maquettes (scale models) of the four Marsa Junction Projectartworks and of the other 12 shortlisted proposals, at SpazjuKreattiv’s St James Cavalier, Valletta.