Intertwined Identities: Shahzia Sikander in Conversation with Vishakha N. Desai

ArtAsiaPacific
Sep 2, 2013 7:24AM

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. Sikander, who has breathed new life into the Indo-Persian tradition of miniature painting through her novel approach to the medium, discussed the transnational nature of her work,  complexities surrounding questions of identity, and how she has been received both in Pakistan and  around the world. 

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