Malja celebrates 2nd anniversary with launch of the CoLab project
From a large warehouse to a creative space, Malja Bahrain has celebrated two years of creativity and collaboration at the end of January. Bahrain was indeed missing a place for creative collaboration, and now, what was initially a supermarket is known to everyone as Malja.
While the celebrations included an evening of all-encompassing creativity, including b-boying, art and music, the key highlight of the evening was the launch of the Colab Project.
The Collaboration Lab (CoLab) was launched for creative expression. The project prompts seasonal exhibitions converging artists of different disciplines to translate each other’s work and collaborate under variable circumstances. The first edition of CoLab: ‘Words are blind’, was curated by Fatima AlSaad and Weaam Sperinck and featured a dive into collaboration between writers and visual artists. This was a blind collaboration that started with writers whose pieces were blindly shifted into the hands of a visual artist who created their own art based on the piece. The artists and writers got to meet each other for the first time at the anniversary celebrations and the result was exactly what the project aimed to achieve; Words are Blind.
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