+ Huma Bhabha
Yamini Nayar, One of These Days, 2009, digital C-print, 36 x 48 in.
Courtesy of the artist and Thomas Erben Gallery.
Huma Bhabha, Untitled, 2005, C-print, edition of 6, 20 x 30 in.
Q+A: Yamini Nayar
How have you been shaped by other artists? And in turn how have you influenced those around you?
How has the audience, if at all, been influential?
I do believe every artist will carve their own unique path—that said, I have gained so much insight and perspective through listening to others and observing. And I still feel Rainer Maria Rilke's Letters to a Young Poet is one of those timeless works that I always learn from, no matter how many times
I read it.
We impact one another, and our insights can become signposts. I remember the times when I received feedback on
my work or was asked questions that I hadn't considered. These moments were pivotal. I like to think I give in this
way to other artists as well. I hope I do.
What does feminism mean to you? Does it influence your
practice or the way you position your work?
figures have said we live in a post-gender condition, would you agree?
What is feminism to me? Embracing and accepting myself and knowing that my position is informed by many experiences, including that of being a woman.
I do not think we live in a post-gender world.