Artist Shahzia Sikander and human rights attorney Becca Heller will join in a public conversation on Monday, February 6 at 6 PM at Sony Square (25 Madison Avenue at 25th Street). Justice Judith Gische, who served as a judge for thirty-two years and is a member of the Board of Directors of the New York City Chapter of the New York State Women’s Bar Association, will moderate.
A symposium exploring the artistic practice of Shahzia Sikander – whose work is currently on display in the West Court Gallery
Can decolonisation entail forms of intimacy? In the search for an answer to this question, an exhibition focusing on the earlier and more recent works of Pakistani-American artist Shahzia Sikander (b. 1969) has been on display in the West Court Gallery at Jesus College.
Conversation: An-My Lê and Shahzia Sikander
Thursday, July 22, 6 p.m.
Presented virtually on Zoom
Join exhibiting artists An-My Lê and Shahzia Sikander for a conversation about their artistic practices and Much Unseen is Also Here.
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Pakistani American artist Shahzia Sikander (RISD MFA 1995, Painting and Printmaking) is internationally celebrated for bringing Indo-Persian miniature-painting traditions into dialogue with contemporary art practice. This exhibition tracks the first 15 years of this artistic journey, from her groundbreaking deconstruction of miniature painting in Pakistan to the development of a new personal vocabulary at RISD, expanded explorations around identity as a Core fellow at the Glassell School of Art at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, and her global outlook during her first years in New York. During this period, Sikander richly interrogated gender, sexuality, race, class, and history, creating open-ended narratives that have sustained her work as one of the most significant artists working today.