This bilingual publication features a text by Saira Ansari* on the work of Rukh and the influence of the percussive scheme of Hindustani classical Taal on her work.
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.
*Rupak, the text by Ansari, was originally commissioned and published in 2017 to accompany the presentation of Rukh’s work entitled Rupak at Documenta 14. It is reprinted in this publication courtesy of the author and Grey Noise, Dubai.
About the Artist
Lala Rukh taught for 30 years at Punjab University, Department of Fine Art and the National College of Arts where she set up the Masters in Visual Art Program in the year 2000. After retiring from teaching, she devoted her time to activism and her studio in Lahore.
About the Contributor
Saira Ansari is an independent writer and researcher whose areas of focus include South Asian art history, global modernity, transnational discourse, publishing and science fiction.
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.