Ibraaz Talks: Art Dubai 2013
Murtaza Vali: On Domesticity
This March, Ibraaz launched its public programme in partnership with Art Dubai. Dubbed Ibraaz Talks, this is a series of specially curated conversations with artists, curators and writers at Art Dubai. Each participant was invited to respond to a particular issue or keyword that they felt in some way addressed formal and conceptual issues affecting contemporary visual culture. Each session acts as a discursive mapping of ideas, spanning a broad gamut from Egyptian literature to modern warfare.
For our first conversation, independent curator, critic and this year's Guest Curator for the Abraaj Group Art Prize speaks about the notion of domesticity. Vali looks at the domestic through the lenses of contemporary artistic practice and uses his most recent exhibition extra | ordinary as a case study to illustrate this. The conversation then develops to encompass all matter of things from coming of age, piety and fatherhood.
Murtaza Vali is an independent writer, art historian and curator living between Sharjah and Brooklyn. Vali is curator of the Abraaj Capital Art Prize 2013.