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Shahzia Sikander

Intertwined Identities

In Conversation with Vishakha N. Desai

PARALLAX, 2013, three-channel HD animation with surround sound, installed at the Sharjah Biennial, 2013. 

Courtesy the artist and Ian Forster, Art21.

In June, the Pakistan-born, New York-based artist Shahzia Sikander and Vishakha N. Desai, president emerita of Asia Society and Asian art scholar, met at Sikander’s studio in Midtown, New York, to mark her participation in Sharjah Biennial 11, the 5th Auckland Triennial and the 13th Istanbul Biennial. Their discussion focused on the transnational nature of Sikander’s work, complexities around the questions of her identity, and her role…

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