BIN MATAR HOUSE
Waheeda Malullah’s Little Voice
7 April 2016
28 February 2016, 7:00pm
Memory of the Place
4:00pm to 7:00pm
Waheeda Malullah’s installations, videos and photographs have been a stalwart of the Bahraini art scene over the years. We have had the pleasure to see her art works through exhibitions at Al Riwaq Art Space and the Annual Fine Art Exhibitions at the Bahrain National Museum.
The exhibition Little Voice at the Bin Matar House in Muharraq, is the first time that Waheeda Malullah’s photography works have been shown in a retrospective format, allowing the audience to discover themes and formal strategies that run through the oeuvre of the artist.
Playful exploration is the hallmark of Malullah’s work. Reverberating with childlike curiosity, her artworks see the world through children’s eyes, echoing their joyful innocence, voices and hopes for the future. Her particular solidarity is with girls – again and again they form the subject matter for the artist’s numerous projects. Malullah’s work examines the world of girls and women in her community as well as the cultural and religious norms, rules and systems that govern their life.