Shahzia Sikander

Extraordinary Realities

Edited by Sadia Abbas and Jan Howard

Shahzia Sikander

Edited by Sadia Abbas and Jan Howard

Distributed for Hirmer Publishers

176 pages | 100 color plates | 8 1/4 x 10 1/4
Cloth $45.00 ISBN: 9783777435596 Will Publish October 2020 For sale in Canada, Mexico, and the USA only
Pioneering Pakistani American artist Shahzia Sikander is one of the most influential artists working today. Sikander is widely celebrated for expanding and subverting miniature painting to explore gender roles and sexuality, cultural identity, racial and other underrepresented narratives, and colonial and postcolonial histories. This lively volume presents her powerful early work, created between 1987 and 2003, from South Asian, West Asian, and Western perspectives, illuminating new understandings for a wide audience. Charting her early development as an artist in Lahore and the United States, the book reclaims her critical role in bringing miniature painting into dialogue with contemporary art, especially in Pakistan, international art discourse of the 1990s, and contemporary global practices and debates.
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