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Norbert Francis Attard’s sculptural pieces placed atop the plinths of Pjazza Teatru Rjal are investigations into the theme of Malta Design Week 2014, MICRONATION, and the context of the building.

For Attard, a micronation is something which demands newness and diversity, unavoidably creating a disharmony from the conventional. Atop these plinths, the artist constructs sculptures radically different in design to that of the Theatre and of Valletta, with influences from Modernist architecture and design, engendering a stylistic rupture from prior architectural traditions.

Here, Attard is challenging himself to create harmony within the disharmony, questioning whether beauty and order could emerge from fragmentation.


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