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Diplomazija Astuta
COMMISSIONER/S
Arts Council Malta
CURATOR/S
Keith Sciberras, Jeffrey Uslip
EXHIBITOR/S
Arcangelo Sassolino, Giuseppe Schembri Bonaci, Brian Schembri

The Beheading of St John the Baptist is one of Caravaggio’s masterpieces. It is located at the Valletta Cathedral in Malta, and here at the Maltese Pavilion, it is re-imagined in the form of an immersive, kinetic installation that merges biblical narration with the present. Following the rhythm of Gregorian chant, drops of molten steel fall in seven water-filled vats, one for each of the painting’s subjects. Red-hot metal glows brightly and, as it touches water, it sizzles, shrink, and cools down into darkness.

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