Hales is pleased to announce Shemza.Digital, a project by Aphra Shemza, the granddaughter of Anwar Jalal Shemza, in collaboration with digital artist Stuart Batchelor. The project builds on the life and work of Anwar Jalal Shemza with an intention to create the world's largest participatory artwork.
Inspired by Anwar Jalal Shemza’s 1962 painting ‘One to Nine and One to Seven’ Aphra Shemza & Stuart Batchelor use the painting’s Urdu inscribed quote “One circle, one square, one problem, one life is not enough to solve it”, to continue the exploration Anwar Shemza dedicated his practice to.
The collaborative project is a new online and interactive artwork, where the public to join in on a journey of creating art that is free & accessible to all.
The project will premiere at Shifting Ground, an online event curated by Aphra Shemza for Art in Flux in collaboration with National Gallery X. Using the National Gallery’s collection as a starting point for discussion, Shifting Ground invites a number of key media artists to present their work exploring identity, cultural heritage and migration. shemza.digital will be launched at the event alongside talks and a Q&A with the artists; BISHI, Prem Sahib and Rehana Zaman.