Thursday, November 14, 2013
Meet New York artist Shahzia Sikander, who will give a public talk about her work.
Two henna artists will create free hand tattoos inspired by Sikander’s work at 6 and 8 PM.
During her residency at the Nasher Museum, she will meet with Duke faculty and students. In 2008, she took part in a residency at Doris Duke’s Honolulu estate, Shangri La. There, she created large-scale projections of her own abstract drawings, transforming elements of the architecture and landscape at night. Photographs of her projections are included in the Nasher Museum’s exhibition Doris Duke’s Shangri La: Architecture, Landscape, and Islamic Art. Originally from Pakistan, Sikander now lives and works in New York. A MacArthur Fellow, she studied at the National College of Arts in Lahore, Pakistan, and the Rhode Island School of Design.
Sikander’s residency is made possible by a Visiting Artist Grant from the Council for the Arts, Office of the Provost, Duke University.
Doris Duke’s Shangri La is organized by The Doris Duke Foundation for Islamic Art, which is also providing support for its presentation at the Nasher Museum and national tour. Additional support for the exhibition’s presentation is provided by an anonymous donor, Graduate Liberal Studies at Duke University, the Duke Islamic Studies Center, and Stearns Financial Group.