Lala Rukh Sagar

In watery vistas, a political edge reveals itself

By Rahel Aima

Lala Rukh, Beruwela x, 1993, c-print on aluminium, 20 × 30 cm. Courtesy the artist and Grey Noise, Dubai

Grey Noise, Dubai, 13 March – 13 May Sagar is a quiet, painfully lovely show in which nothing much seems to happen. Despite a studio practice spanning over five decades, the Pakistani artist has, until recently, been known more for her pedagogy and committed feminist activism. Taking as its title the Hindi word for ‘sea’, Rukh’s first Dubai solo works as a confluence – perhaps even a sangam – of these multiple sides of her practice with a collection of watery…

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