Rebecca Bonaci first solo exhibition, exploring and celebrating contemporary motherhood

The cultural-historical and societal changes that has altered the social position of women over this vast timeframe, have also changed the cultural norms and expectations associated with motherhood.

 Referencing the Maltese word for ‘womb’, ĠUF explores the theme of contemporary motherhood, informed by the rich prehistoric remains and rituals found in the Maltese archipelago. The iconography and imagery from the primordial period are reinterpreted by Bonaci and her curatorial team, with the artworks in dialogue with artefacts from the period as well as other contemporary objects. Bonaci also draws from her personal experience of family bonding, femininity, recent social history, child bearing and motherhood – presenting a dialogue between past and present.

The exhibition runs until the 2nd of December, at Space C, Spazju Kreattiv, Valletta. A curatorial walk and publication launch will be held on 15th November 2023. The exhibition is curated by Sarah Chircop and supported by Malta Arts Council Malta.