Welcome to 1970s Soho. Welcome to the Scheherazade nightclub where everything is for
sale. Step right up for an evening of debauchery, of beauty, of brutality and an introduction
to a Maltese criminal underworld that makes bank from bodies.
For her solo show at Valletta Contemporary, artist Charlie Cauchi drew from the histories of a violent episode in London’s club scene, where Maltese vice bosses laid on entertainment for party-goers that came at a high price for those entangled in its production.
As a London-born woman of Maltese descent, Cauchi has woven stories of
Maltese migration and the role of female protagonists in a male world of organised crimeinto a number of previous works, but Scheherazade represents the largest scaleexamination of this to date.