New Art/New Conversations


Fri. Nov. 01st 2:00 PM - Fri. Nov. 01st 6:00 PM
Shahzia Sikander takes classical Indo-Persian miniature painting as her basis, but expands the genre through various forms of new media. Join Chanchal Dadlani, Associate Professor of Art History, Wake Forest University, and Elaine Gustafson, Curator of Collections, as they discuss the religious, cultural, and contemporary contexts of Sikander’s video installation Disruption as Rapture.

Image: Shahzia Sikander, Disruption as Rapture, 2016, HD video animation with 7.1 surround sound; music by Du Yun featuring Ali Sethi; Animation by Patrick O’Rourke; commissioned by the Philadelphia Museum of Art, duration: 10 minutes 7 seconds, edition of 3 with 2 APs. © Shahzia Sikander. Courtesy: the artist and Sean Kelly, New York.