The Easel

18th June 2024

Shahzia Sikander’s Luminous Art Explores East and West, Past and Present, Order and Chaos

Sikander started her career by revitalising the languishing tradition of Asian miniature painting. Since then, her art has explored “the rich precolonial history of Central and South Asian cultures” that art history has marginalised. At her recent show in Venice, she observed that Venice itself is an “in between space …  the traces of cultural trade and connection are evident on every facade in Venice and integrated throughout Venetian [art]”. An interview with the artist is here.