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Yellow Patch

Zarina Bhimji

Yellow Patch Film, 2011, screen grab, courtesy of the artist

Zarina Bhimji's solo exhibition at Whitechapel Gallery was a runaway success and her latest film installation Yellow Patch (2011), shot on 35mm, on location in India, was the centrepiece of the show. The exhibition moves to one of the oldest and most beautiful museums of Switzerland. Inspired by trade and immigration routes across the Indian Ocean between India and Africa, Yellow Patch is an exploration of space with a characteristically evocative use of sound.

“Her lingering lens could well be a lament for a lost homeland, for a life not lived. Simply wondering what might have been had her father stayed, however, would reduce her labours to mere nostalgic travelogue. There's much more here that she's not telling us.”
Ossian Ward, Time Out

“Bhimji's camerawork is never hectic or quick.  There is no rapid shifting from scene to scene.  The camera always pans slowly.  We see a little of something, and then as the camera pulls back, a fuller view emerges.  It is a meditation upon objects, a fingering of their surfaces, a probing of the meaning of their presence and their condition.” 
Michael Glover, The Independent

Yellow Patch is generously supported by Outset Contemporary Art Fund, Arts Council England, de Appel arts centre Netherlands, The New Art Gallery Walsall and individual donors, with co-producer/executive producer Artsadmin.


Date and time

1 June – 2 September 2012

Please note
This is now a past event.


Hodlerstrasse 8-12
3000 Bern 7