British artist Idris Khan sees space as relating directly to current history. Based in London, Khan creates images, that appear as non-image entities due to their layering. These entities meticulously archive instances on specific timelines which are then transformed into vertical markers of time. His work is a beautiful exploration of time-space, as it explains itself through images, and the information that unearths one’s own memories and emotions of a particular time/place. Beyond that, Khan has as much of an interest in the visual vocabulary of music, colouring score sheets intended to evoke the sensation of sound. Thus, Khan’s practice, for his inclusion of images of landmarks, of language and the lexicon of music, is about a return to everything he has done, and of applying such sentiments to our own sense of self.
The MICAS in Conversation is a series of short conversations between art critic Rajesh Punj and a selection of Maltese and international artists on the involving effect of space on their art practice against the backdrop of the COVID-19 pandemic and its implications.
MICAS is a Government of Malta infrastructural legacy project for the Culture and the Arts sector. MICAS will be realised through state funded restoration of historical fortifications and its galleries will be delivered in 2022. This project is part-financed by the European Union under the European Regional Development Fund – European Structural and Investment Funds 2014-2020.