This bilingual publication features an essay by Vicky-Moufawad Paul, Mourning and the non-citizen: Taysir Batniji’s To My Brother, where she examines specificities of mourning rituals in relation to its portrayal in literature and western visual culture.
Drawn largely from the Art Jameel Collection, Artist’s Rooms is a series of solo exhibitions by influential, innovative artists, with particular focus on practitioners from the Middle East, Asia and Africa. These capsule shows are collaborative and curated in dialogue with the artist.
About the Artist
Taysir Batniji’s work, often tinged with impermanence and fragility, draws inspiration from his subjective story, as well as current events and history. His methods of approach always distance, divert, stretch, conceptualise or simply play with the initial subject, ultimately offering a poetic and sometimes acrid point of view on reality.
About the Contributor
Curator and video artist Vicky Moufawad-Paul is the Artistic Director at A Space Gallery. Her videos focus on personal narratives situated in larger social formations and historical processes to explore the ways in which political events shape personal lives.
About Jameel Arts Centre
Jameel Arts Centre is an independent institution dedicated to exhibiting contemporary art to the public and engaging communities through learning, research and commissions. Founded and supported by Art Jameel, the Centre is located in Jaddaf Waterfront, Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
About Art Jameel
Art Jameel is an organisation that supports artists and creative communities. Current initiatives include running heritage institutes and restoration programmes, plus a broad range of arts and educational initiatives for all ages. The organisation’s programmes foster the role of the arts in building open, connected communities; at a time of flux and dramatic societal shifts, this role is understood as more crucial than ever.