20 May 2018 || Anila Quayyum Agha - Intersections, 2013 // “Anila Quayyum Agha uses a variety of media, including large sculptural installations, silkscreens, and embroidered drawings, through which she explores the deeply entwined political relationships among gender, culture, religion, labor, and social codes.
Intersections consists of a giant lantern that casts intricate patterns throughout the room. This work was inspired by Agha’s visit to the Alhambra in Granada, a palace originally built in 889 CE during a period when Muslims, Christians, and Jews coexisted peacefully in southern Spain. This inclusion struck Agha, who remembered her childhood in Pakistan where she -as a woman- was excluded from praying at her local mosque. In response she created Intersections, a place of meditative wonder open to be experienced by all, a work that transforms any location into a beautiful, and perhaps sacred, space.”