Art also serves as an important tool to form social consciousness, to react against the ills of society and serves as its denouncement writ large. In sum, artists, of every medium, bear witness to what is going on in our world and compel us to look at it. Whether we like it or not.

Art is also another form of self-expression. Therefore, it was only natural that artists react to the attack on our democracy that took place one sunny afternoon, on Monday, 16 October 2017, in one of the most beautiful valleys in Malta.

This art installation is a visual presentation of some of the art created in the aftermath of the assassination of the investigative journalist, Daphne Caruana Galizia, killed for putting in writing, for recording in the public consciousness, the goings on in the darkest recesses of our government, of our society.

We have decided to have the installation projected in Great Siege Square in Valletta because for the past three years, the Great Siege Monument has been the site of our ongoing protest, the monument has been transformed into a memorial, an expression of our collective outrage for this most heinous of crimes in the heart of Europe, and an ongoing reminder to the government and the world that justice has yet to be served.

We thank all the participating artists who have consistently used their art as protest for these past three years.

This is their roar.

Alessandra Dee Crespo
President-elect, Repubblika

Click on this link to download the Book of the Art Installation. Best viewed two pages up.

Click on the video below to watch the clip of the Art Installation