Friday, October 16, 2015

Anila Agha's ‘Intersections’ at Rice University illustrates exclusion

THE EGALITARIAN
By Ashura Bayyan
The Rice Gallery will display 'Intersections', a sculptural installation designed by Anila Quayyum Agha, until Dec. 6.
MICHIGAN---The Rice Gallery will display ‘Intersections’, a sculptural installation designed by Anila Quayyum Agha, until Dec. 6. It effectively manipulates the gallery space, engages the visitors and provides a window into the mind of the artist. Yet it lacks context, appropriates the best of Moorish art, and ultimately turns a social critique into a mere illustration of exclusion. Aghas’ project description suggest that her visit to the Alhambra Palace in Granada, Spain made her “reflect on her childhood in Lahore, Pakistan where culture dictated that women were excluded from the mosque.”  [link]