Somnath Bhatt and Moad Musbahi have prepared an online reading to accompany the exhibition Heartbeats of a Cave. A of Another Language presented text that augments Bhatt’s colorful and mythic drawings with speech and virtuality.
About the Artist
Somnath Bhatt is a designer, artist, and writer who lives between Ahmedabad and New York City. His work has been shown at MoMA PS1, Art Week Dubai, the ICA London, and Mécènes du Sud Montpellier-Sète, among other venues. Selected clients include Instagram, the New York Times, Reebok, HYEIN SEO, and the musician Nicolás Jaar. He also works as a contributing editor at MOLD Magazine and AIGA Eye on Design. Somnath believes in the power of the unseen, the chaos of myths, and that labor has the right to all that it creates.
About the Curator
Moad Musbahi is an artist and curator based between Tripoli and London. He is currently co-curating with the Harun Farocki Institut the roaming research and exhibition project, ‘Taught to Travel’, on the pedagogical practices and forms of knowledge that movement engenders. He recently curated ‘In Pursuit of Images’ at the Architectural Association, London (2020) and was on the curatorial team for ‘Rights of Future Generations’, for the inaugural Sharjah Architecture Triennial, Sharjah (2019). His work has been presented in Project Arts Centre, Dublin (2021); Protocinema, New York (2021); Sonic Acts, Amsterdam (2021); Jameel Arts Center, Dubai (2020); Beirut Art Center, Beirut (2019) among others. His writing has appeared in The White Review (2021), Kayfa-Ta Press (2020), AA Files (2019), The Funambulist (2018), among others. He is a recipient of the Goethe Visual Arts Project Fund (2021), the EU’s All Around Culture Grant (2021), the Sharjah Art Foundation Production Programme grant (2020) and recently was in residence at Gasworks, London (2021).