“Tutelaries” is the first London solo exhibition of Leeds-based, British-Iraqi artist Emii Alrai. Alrai’s practice is informed by inherited nostalgia, historical identity, and post-colonial museum practices. Through sculpture and installation, Alrai weaves together narrative from oral histories and ancient mythologies of the Middle East by forging artifacts and visualizing residues of cultural collisions.
- Emii Alrai, Tutelaries, 2019. Installation view. VITRINE, London. Photographer Jonathon Bassett.
- Emii Alrai, Tutelaries, 2019. Steel armature, polystyrene, sand, inks, clay, copper leaf, oxides, tar paint. Dimensions variable. VITRINE, London. Photographer Jonathon Bassett.