Exhibitions

Intersections, 2012

Anila Quayyum Agha

Photo by Peabody Essex Museum

Intersections: Anila Quayyum Agha

On view February 6, 2016 to October 16, 2016

Located in the: Wheatland Family Gallery

Intersections: Anila Quayyum Agha is an immersive single room installation that bathes the visitor in a geometric array of light and shadow. Inspired by traditional Islamic architectural motifs, Pakistani-American artist Anila Quayyum Agha's laser-cut steel lantern conjures the design of the Alhambra Palace in Granada, Spain, a historic site of cross-cultural intersection where a thousand years ago Islamic and Western cultures thrived in coexistence. Agha, an internationally renowned, award-winning artist, creates mixed media works that engage topics ranging from global politics and cultural multiplicity, to mass media and gender roles. 

Intersections is made possible by supporters of PEM's Present Tense Initiative: Terry and Dick Albright, Dick and Deborah Carlson, Susan and Appy Chandler and Fay Chandler. The East India Marine Associates of the Peabody Essex Museum provided additional support. 

Images

Intersections, 2012

Intersections, 2012

Anila Quayyum Agha

Photo by Peabody Essex Museum

Sona Datta and Anila Quayyum Agha in Intersections

Sona Datta and Anila Quayyum Agha in Intersections

Photo by Kathy Tarantola/PEM.

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