Jala Wahid @ All Welcome, May 12 – 15

, 10 May 2016

London-based artist Jala Wahid will present solo exhibition Your Mouth is an Open Grave at Vilnius’ All Welcome, opening May 12 and running May 15.

Curated by Jasmine Picot-Chapman who co-founded project space, Emalin, the show will take place at Šaltinių gatvė 7, which earlier this year saw a late-night picnic by artist Motoko Ishibashi take place in its garden.

The press release for Wahid’s exhibition is an excerpt taken from chapter, ‘Mouth to Mouth’ in critic Jan Verwoert‘s 2014 book, Cookie! It discusses the curse of having a mouth: “Filled with the bitter taste of memories one chokes on; a melancholy mouth that neither swallows nor spits things out but continues chewing, dismembering the remembered, in a ceaseless grinding motion of the teeth.”

Wahid, who co-runs SALT magazine, has shown sculptural and image-based work recently at Seventeen Gallery and The Sunday Painter for whom she presented a pair of long gold-tipped plaster finger nails during London city-wide exhibition CONDO . Wahid will also be included in this year’s Park Nights programme hosted by the Serpentine Gallery.

See the FB event page for more details.**

Jala Wahid, 'Soft Weaponry III' (2016). Courtesy the artist and The Sunday Painter.
Jala Wahid, ‘Soft Weaponry III’ (2016). Courtesy the artist and The Sunday Painter.