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Midlife Crisis- Solo Exhibition

The Gabriel Caruana Fondation is excited to be supporting emerging artist Daniel Borg with his first solo exhibition ‘Midlife Crisis’ curated by Elyse Tonna. The exhibition will be held at The Mill between the 3rd and 29th July, 2021.

Borg is investigating figurative and factual narrative, using vibrant colour and bold brushes of paint to convey meaning and emotion. There is an element of disjointedness and nostalgia in the works he has created in the last year of intensive creation. His first solo exhibition, Mid-Life Crisis, is curated by Elyse Tonna, and describes the selected body of work as “an introspective exhibition…which shifts focus from extraordinary realities to ordinary experiences through an entire exploration of the self. The visual instances portray reflective elements, which, in the context of a midlife crisis, bring to the forefront the artist’s concern with age vis-à-vis artistic production. The exhibition conveys an amalgamation of consequences following a process of rediscovery, through a series of images unveiling aspects of the mundane.”

Who is Daniel Borg? 

Daniel Borg (b. 1986), based in Berlin, is an emerging and self-taught artist that since 2020 has further developed his studio based practice. He has exhibited his work as part of the INDOORS collective exhibition at Desko (2020). He also has an upcoming collective exhibition in Berlin (2021). Borg is a musician, artist and CAD designer from Malta. He is known for his musical work with Skimmed, The Velts, Fastidju and Superlove. He graduated in Building and Construction Design at Mcast and worked at AP architectural studio for a number of years in Malta and recently at Kompan in Berlin.

Exhibition details:

The Exhibition will be launching on the 3rd July 2021 and will be at The Mill until the 29th of July. The Mill will be open on Saturday 3rd and 24th July between 11:00 to 13:00 and 15:00 to 20:00. The Mill is also open Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays between 11:00 to 13:00 and 17:00 to 19:00 (20:00 on Fridays). Pre-bookings can be made from here, walk-ins are alsoaccepted however reservations will be given priority.

Venue: The Mill – Art, Culture and Crafts Centre

Dates: 3rd to 29th July

Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays between 11.00 – 13:00 and 17:00 – 19:00 (20:00 on Fridays)

Special open days: Saturday 3rd and 24th July 11:00 to 13:00 and 15:00 to 20:00

Walk-ins welcome.

Note on Health and Safety: The GCF volunteers will ensure implementation of health and safety protocols (registration at the door for contact tracing, mask on, sanitizer, temperature and 2m distance, if maximum capacity is reached, visitors will be kindly asked to wait outside).

What is SPRING?

The SPRING Artistic Programme by the Gabriel Caruana Foundation has been developed to support early career contemporary artists. Supporting artists and collectives by exhibiting at The Mill has been a core principle of the Foundation and of Gabriel and Mary Rose Caruana, the founders of The Mill – Art, Culture and Crafts Centre.

Since 2017, the Gabriel Caruana Foundation has supported emerging artists by dedicating its exhibition space for solo exhibitions at The Mill. The process is varied and goes beyond simply supporting the set-up of an artistic showcase. The Foundation strives to support emerging artists and collectives in various ways through curation, concept and project development, funding and sponsor support, sales of artworks, marketing and internationalisation.

This support has organically grown into SPRING, a programme that conceptually ties in with the notion of creating a platform for the promotion of work by emerging artists and collectives. This enables them to kickstart or further expose their work and artistic career giving them the space to investigate and intervene.

The SPRING programme is now two-pronged. We offer an annual month-long solo exhibition and collective exhibitions throughout the year. The collaborating artists are also contributing towards the Foundation by dedicating some of their time to be actively involved in running the Foundation and The Mill.