Ramon Azzopardi Fiott
21 January - 27 February 2022
MeliTENSION consists of 10 pop-surreal digital paintings by Ramon Azzopardi Fiott accompanied by performance: “The Patriot Act II”, a collaboration with burlesque star Undine LeVerve. The paintings depict fantastical creatures inspired by icons of Maltese identity, set against local backdrops. Each telling a different story, the collection is diverse yet cohesive. They are strange, colourful and whimsical, much like the artist. The works capture a sense of nostalgia and a curiosity for what could be, within the themes of social identity and heritage loss.
The Patriot Act II is a revisited piece inspired by LeVerve’s original, after which it’s named. The performer embodies Melita, the spirit of the island in a tongue in cheek burlesque routine that addresses the country’s aesthetic decline with the rise of concrete towers.
All together this exhibition is an invitation for the viewers to reconnect with their inner daydreamer and see the rock through a, perhaps, different lens. The show presents a holistic fantasy of a dreamlike Malta where the monsters are a little less scary.
Join us for one of the 6-minute acts by Malta’s very own Burlesque performer – Undine LaVerve, “the Sin-Sational Siren of the Mediterranean ”!
Book your tickets here for any of the below dates -> shorturl.at/ctM14
* Saturday 12th, 19th and 26th February 2022. Choose from any of the available time slots: 2:00PM, 2:30PM, 3:00PM and 3:30PM.
Join us for a Meet and Greet and a Guided Tour of Ramon Azzopardi Fiott’s exhibition ‘MeliTENSION’ on Friday 25th February between 7:00PM and 9:00PM. You also have the opportunity to meet the ‘sin-sational’ Undine LaVerve, Malta’s very own Burlesque performer and star of ‘Patriot Act II’.
Anyone interested in joining is to book their time-slot on the below link. Make sure to not be late for your slot or you might miss you chance to visit the exhibition!
Book your slot here -> https://bit.ly/3BlOwyk
Highlights from the exhibition
Ramon Azzopardi Fiott
Ramon Azzopardi Fiott (b. 1994), is a Maltese synesthetic Pop-Surrealist whose works share his vivid internal world with the viewer. He’s been drawing since he could pick up a pencil and grew up to graduate in Digital Arts with a BFA (Hons).
His debut solo exhibition “Epokaliss” (2017) was dedicated to his late mother and opened on the anniversary of her death. Since then, he’s been pursuing his journey as a fine artist whilst building his artistic enterprise, offering graphic design, collaborating with artists & NGOs and most recently taking part in the group show “Malta: Un Punto De Encuentro” (2021).
Fiott’s work reflects his life in Malta, an island nation steeped in history, with dramatic architecture, suffering a reckless loss of national heritage. His paintings show his love and admiration for Melitensia and his pain at witnessing it fade away.
Undine LaVerve, “the Sin-Sational Siren of the Mediterranean ” is Malta’s very own Burlesque performer, she has travelled far and wide with her acts representing Malta. Undine is Malra’s Burlesque pioneer– starting the Burlesque movement in Malta in 2011. Undine LaVerve is a producer, event organizer, and headmistress of BAM – Burlesque
Undine’s style is classical Burlesque with a sensual and often alternative twist, she brings originality, artistic stage presence, fierce dance moves and a spark to stages across the world.