This bilingual publication features an interview with writer and curator Murtaza Vali, looking at the Bhuta’s practice and her interest in working responsively to particular places through her focus on objects and materiality. The artist’s work draws on her personal experiences, memories and philosophical understanding in trying to articulate issues of belonging, security, individuality and change.
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
Hemali Bhuta’s work deals with the effect of time on spaces, through which she tries to transform the impression and identity of a space into a tangible experience.
About the Contributor
Winner of the winter 2010 Lori Ledis Curatorial Fellowship, Murtaza Vali is a Contributing Editor at ArtAsiaPacific and writes for ArtReview, Art India and Bidoun. Vali has also penned monographic essays on artists such as Bani Abidi, Siah Armajani, Emily Jacir and Reena Saini Kallat.
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.