“What Homo Melitensis seems to suggest is perhaps this: all these objects, its diverse inventory, and the artistic creativity that inhabits its quarters point toward the transformability of subjectivity across history. ” —Bassam El Baroni

Published to coincide with the exhibition Homo Melitensis: An Incomplete Inventory in 19 Chapters, curated for the Malta Pavilion at La Biennale di Venezia in 2017, this book sets out to be more than an exhibition catalogue. Artist-curators Bettina Hutschek and Raphael Vella take readers on a poetic journey through the volatile territories of national and cultural identity—territories whose maps require a perpetual redrawing of borders, imaginaries, and conceptual frameworks.