Informal Inclusion is the work created by Eugenio Tibaldi, curated by Francesca Guerisoli and Nicolas Martino, exhibited at Villa Portelli (Kalkara), on the occasion of 2024 from 15 March to 31 May

The Italian Pavilion at presents Informal Inclusion, the new work by EugenioTibaldi, edited by Francesca Guerisoli and
NicolasMartino, at Villa Portelli in Kalkara from 15 March to 31 May 2024.

Making use of the collaboration of Heritage Malta, Eugenio Tibaldi worked by depriving the spaces of Villa Portelli of a defined temporality with the aim of highlighting the many times of the different lives that have passed through it.

The Italian Pavilion at is promoted by the General Directorate for Contemporary Creativity of the Ministry of Culture and by the La Quadriennale di Roma Foundation, in partnership with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, the Italian Embassy in Valletta, the Italian Cultural Institute of Valletta and is created by the La Rocca Foundation.

On the one hand, the installation brings out forgotten stories and reveals the invisible, on the other hand it deconstructs that rhetoric which, starting from a from a particular point of view, it has determined a univocal narrative on Europe and the Mediterranean by creating hierarchies and subordinations immediately attributable to economic and power relations.

Informal Inclusion explores the marginal dynamics through which inclusion processes pass, supported by the unspeakability of our most hidden desires, it highlights the complex relationship between economy and contemporary culture and provides a lateral look at the topic of immigration.

In continuity with the research that distinguishes his artistic practice, Tibaldi starts from the concept of margin, from the stories not told or silenced because they are inextricably linked to the exploitation of the "other".

What emerges to the surface is the role of a submerged reality but, at the same time, increasingly indispensable for the economies and lives of the richest part of the world.

The installation refers to the contradictory relationship between good and evil: a series of unaware "activators" turn on a light
on the island's past and, at the same time, poetically reveal the violence of a world in which migratory processes redraw the maps of our territories and re-propose the trauma of the colonial repression.

If Informal Inclusion refers to the history and current affairs of the Mediterranean, it does so with the tragic awareness of those who know that the regeneration of the world passes through a marginality that resists narratives larger and which ends up contaminating and hybridizing the space it passes through.