The 2015 edition of the Valletta International Visual Arts (VIVA) Festival was inaugurated on Saturday morning in Valletta, capital of Malta.
In its second edition which will open to the public on Aug. 31, VIVA 2015 will continue to build on last year's successful launch in serving as a new platform for Maltese and international visual arts practitioners, according to organizers.
With a wide variety of local and international artists presenting recent work or collaborating in joint projects, VIVA is creating and enhancing international networks which will last far beyond the festival itself.
This year's program boasts a number of events. Exhibitions include the "Culture of Ageing", a multi-faceted project which focuses on ageing, "Good walls make good neighbours" which focuses on public and private spaces, and a collective video art exhibition about Palestine, among others.