- Hardcover: 160 pages
- Publisher: Charta / Irish Museum of Modern Art (August 1, 2007)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 8881586428
- ISBN-13: 978-8881586424
- Product Dimensions: 12.3 x 9.6 x 0.6 inches
- Shipping Weight: 2.4 pounds
- Average Customer Review: 2 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,771,966 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Shahzia Sikander Hardcover – August 1, 2007
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About the Author
Shahzia Sikander was born in 1969 in Lahore, Pakistan, and now lives and works in Houston and New York City. After studying in Pakistan she received her MFA from the Rhode Island School of Design. Her work has been exhibited at the Whitney Biennial 1997, and as part of the Whitney's "The American Century," and has also been featured in galleries and museums on four continents. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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After ordering and watching the 6-season collection of the PBS series 'Art:21', I was a little disheartened at the traces of Modernist dogma that informed the Artist selections. Uninspired conceptual art that is founded on a self-delusional belief that the individual is destined to be an artist, despite lacking skill, imagination or strongly held convictions. The Taschen 'Art Now' and '100 Contemporary Artists' volumes are much the same. Walton Ford, Glenn Brown, Neo Rauch, Daniel Richter, and Raqib Shaw are typically the few representational masters that appear. Sikander's story in 'Art:21' was my introduction to her work and personality, and my enthusiasm was likely multiplied by the artistic wasteland of the series, excepting Sikander and Ford (and Kara Walker, Barry McGee, a few others). Her involvement in organizing pieces for her Gallery Shows, like the one at IMoMa that this monograph was based on, illustrates her technique of layering thin translucent paper, each one displaying an element of the finished work, giving the viewer an almost 3D view in which objects seems to disappear.
This monograph, published by Charta, does an excellent job of recreating the multi-layered approach she takes on many of her paintings and mixed-media projects. Charta spared no expense, resulting in one of the most impressive monographs of the last couple years, with multiple changes in paper-stock and a die-cut cover. At 10" x 13" and 160 pages, it is well-worth investigating, regardless of whether you're familiar with her work or not.