martedì 4 ottobre 2016

ECSTASY AS SUBLIME, HEART AS VECTOR

Parallax detail, Courtesy of the Maxxi Foundation
Shahzia Sikander observes the present through the lens of the imagination, symbols, literature and history of diverse cultural traditions. Her rich, complex oeuvre is housed for the first time in an Italian museum with this exhibition that shows the artist’s work from 1990’s to the present day.

Parallax Installed Guggenheim Bilbao, Courtesy of  Maxxi Foundation
Curated by Hou Hanru and Anne Palopoli, the exhibition is until next 15 january and here the artist have created a layout specifically for the museum with over 30 works in various media and idioms, from drawing to miniatures referring to the Indo-Persian tradition and from video to digital animation. 
ShahaziaSikander, Portrait, Courtesy of  Maxxi Foundation
Included are works born from critical thinking and inquiry of historical, literary and political positions that delineate the inherent complexity of universal themes ranging from the pre-colonial to the post-colonial, geopolitical changes, migration, cultural quarantine and the birth of nations and religion and ultimately human identity.

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