BAKHODIR JALAL: A LINE TO ETERNITY book launch
NOVEMBER 7, 2018
Bakhodir Jalal, A Line To Eternity book launch takes place on NOVEMBER 7, 2018 at 7 pm onwards
A retrospective view spanning five decades, this book is a collaboration between Andakulova Gallery in Dubai and Skira Publishing House in Milan and is the first of its kind to feature the life and practice of Bakhodir Jalal (b.1948, Tashkent).
The publication, entitled “BAKHODIR JALAL: A Line To Eternity”, focuses on the artist’s rich and varied paintings which demonstrate his masterful work in abstraction and colour as well portraiture, still life and figurative compositions based in spiritual and folkloric traditions. The book also includes a chapter on his drawings and works on paper, making it the most comprehensive publication available about this important artist who contributed extensively to the post-Soviet dialogue and the making of a new cultural landscape for Central Asia.
Citing influences in Uzbek architecture, mosaics and nature, as well as more formalist elements of Western modernism, Jalal’s art practice is firmly rooted in his national heritage. His career also plays out against a backdrop of enormous cultural and historical changes. Insightful commentary and contextual analysis is provided throughout the book by Uzbek art historian Nigora Akhmedova and graduate of the Fine Art Academy of the Republic of Uzbekistan, who has known Jalal for decades.
Edited by Rosa Maria Falvo, an independent Italian-Australian writer, editor and curator who is dedicated to presenting the Central Asian art scene, this publication also features her in-depth conversation with Jalal in his studio in Tashkent which covers many fascinating aspects of Jalal’s artistic trajectory and multifaceted interests in science, politics, philosophy, classical art and analysis of form.