The Clean Room by Sofie Muller Thematic Pavilion at Malta Biennale 2024

The Clean Room by Sofie Muller

Thematic Pavilion at Malta Biennale 2024


March 11 - May 31, 2024 



Curator: Azad Asifovich 

Pavilion Director: Asli Samadova 

Commissioner: La Musée, a non-profit organisation based in Paris, France

Venue: The National Museum of Archaeology, Republic St, Valletta, Malta 

Duration: March 11 - May 31, 2024 

Opening hours: daily, from 10am to 6pm 

Preview week: March 11-17, 2024 

Movement of the heart

Imposed confinement can cause feelings of anxiety and distress. To combat these feelings, Muller developed her own ritual and collected sprouted onions during spring. On these onions she wrote or carved small intentions. She sculpted hearts around them in clay or wax and casted them in bronze, which resulted in a series of 150 unique works.


Confined Challenge 2.0

Over the course of the past 6 months, Belgium has faced two national lockdowns.

But also in the rest of Europe and other parts of the world, people’s social (and economical) lives repeatedly have been brought to a complete standstill.

Although the imposed confinement is quite challenging, it also rewires our way of living and thinking. For the second time around, Geukens & De Vil invited their artists to create a work in their locked down studio, inspired by this key moment in history.

'Designo' Tekening

Artists: Berlinde De Bruyckere | Bart Stolle | Sofie Muller | Arpaïs Du Bois | Gideon Kiefer | Ronny Delrue | Joris Perdieus | Ante Timmermans | Sabine Liedtke | Femke Gerestein | Karen Vermeren | Denitsa Todorova | Johan Gelper | Benny Luyckx |  Bart Lodewijks | Stefan Serneels | Fia Cielen | Kasper Andreasen |  Lise Sore | Serge Onnen | Miljan Vukiçeviç & Gitte Le Bruyn | Hans De Wit | Koen Muller | Gerard Herman

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