Extraordinary Realities: Facebook Live Exhibition Walkthrough

Tuesday, July 20, 2021, 12 PM

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Ann Bell, Assistant Manager of School Programs, takes a look at a selection of her favorite works on view in Shahzia Sikander: Extraordinary Realities.

Born and raised in Pakistan, Shahzia Sikander (b. 1969) gained international recognition in the 1990s for her pioneering role in bringing painting traditions from South and Central Asia into dialogue with contemporary practices. Her work interrogates cultural identity, racial narratives, colonial and postcolonial histories, and issues of gender and sexuality. Through multivalent narratives layered across time, geography, and tradition, she shatters established hierarchies, norms, and stereotypes, using her imagination and playfulness to conjure extraordinary realities.

Shahzia Sikander (born 1969), Separate Working Things I, 1993–95. Watercolor and gold paint on tea-stained wasli paper. Private collection. © Shahzia Sikander. Courtesy: the artist, Sean Kelly, New York and Pilar Corrias, London.

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