Transformation Exhibition Shahzia Sikander Interview
Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo (MOT) 「Tokyo Art Meeting Transformation」
Friday, October 29, 2010 -- Sunday, January 30, 2011
Born in 1969 in Lahore, Pakistan.
Sikander studied traditional miniature painting in her native Pakistan. In her animation piece SpiNN (2003), the hairdos of the women spin round-and-round, grow, and move like bats or birds in flight. The animated work Nemesis (2003) takes its name from the goddess of Greek mythology, which means "something that cannot be conquered" . In the film, animals slowly meld together and transform into an elephant in order to fight black magic. Symbolic of the title, the animals do battle only to meet destruction in the face of their nemesis. This exhibition presents a series of installations constructed out of layers and layers of overlaid tracing paper.
AES + F
Gabríela Friðriksdóttir Naoki Ishikawa