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Shahzia Sikander

March 08 – April 19, 1998

 
Shahzia Sikander
Detail of Installation,
The Renaissance Society, 1998
 
The Renaissance Society presents the midwestern museum debut of Pakistani artist Shahzia Sikander. Trained in the art of the Indian and Persian miniature, Sikander uses traditional materials and techniques such as vegetable dyes, tea stains, burnished wasli papers, and watercolor to address issues of gender and heritage. Exploring new formats and scale, her unorthodox self portraits investigate the personal and psychological spaces between cultures. Her exhibition at the Society features a few dozen of her innovative miniatures as well as large-scale wall paintings.

 

   
   
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