Shahzia Sikander, Parallax

Shahzia Sikander (1969, Lahore) takes traditional Indo-Persian drawing as her point of departure to form a critique of contemporary history. Shahzia’s work is pioneering for transferring the technique of miniature painting to contemporary art.

Art Exhibition previously on at Guggenheim Museum Bilbao in Spain.
From Thursday 16 July 2015 to Sunday 22 November 2015

Shahzia Sikander, Parallax image

Published by anonymous on Tuesday 15 September 2015.
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The Guggenheim Museum Bilbao presents Sikander’s work Parallax (2013), a multichannel installation composed of hundreds of digitally animated images. As her starting point, the artist focuses on the geostrategic position of the Strait of Hormuz. Concepts such as the ideas of conflict and control emerge as the core themes of a perspective stretching from modern history to the post-colonial period. The animation simultaneously combines abstract, figurative, and textual elements, emphasizing the narrative complexity of the work. The soundtrack includes six poems recited in Arabic and written specifically for the video on subjects ranging from the regional historic context to reflections on human nature.