John W. Smith
Publisher & Date
Museum of Art Rhode Island School of Design and Hirmer Publishers, 2021
This lively volume tracks the first fifteen years in the prolific career of Shahzia Sikander (RISD MFA 1995, Painting and Printmaking), reclaiming her pioneering role in reviving Indo-Persian manuscript painting traditions as contemporary practice in Pakistan and tracing her early years in the US as she created work that explores gender and sexuality, cultural identity, racial narratives, and colonial and postcolonial histories.
Edited by Sadia Abbas and Jan Howard; contributors include Sadia Abbas, Bashir Ahmad, Dennis Congdon, Faisal Devji, Gayatri Gopinath, Jan Howard, Vasif Kortun, Rick Lowe, Julie Mehretu, Kishwar Rizvi, Shahzia Sikander, and John W. Smith.
$45, flexibound, 176 pages. Copublished 2021 by Hirmer Publishers and the RISD Museum. Proceeds from RISD Museum publications support the work of the museum.
This volume complements the exhibition Shahzia Sikander: Extraordinary Realities, traveling to the Morgan Library & Museum (NY), the RISD Museum, and the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston (TX).