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13/12/2019 - 14/02/2020 19:30

Scheherazade, a solo show by well-known local artist Charlie Cauchi, will take over and transform Valletta Contemporary into a space where coercion and cruelty, love and violence, sex and entertainment are made palpable.

Cauchi's work consists of a multi-disciplinary and immersive installation built around the concept of a London Soho nightclub.

The exhibition will act as a pinpoint of light into the history of this dark underbelly, a place once renowned as the scandalous city of vice.

This exhibition is not a historical reproduction of the past. Rather, it deals with issues of female identity and migrant identity, eschewing sentimentality in the process.

Scheherazade is also a major female character in middle eastern literature and the narrator of the tales in 'A Thousand and One Arabian Nights', keeping the sultan alive as an act of self-preservation. Cauchi strives to bring a feminine subjectiveness and her own distinct perspective to a topic that has been viewed mostly from a male standpoint, one that often glorifies rather than scrutinizes.

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