Thursday, May 25, 2017

"The Journey of the Great Unknown" at the Asian Art Museum

Shahzia Sikander "Portrait of the Artist Ayad Akhtar," 2016 (Image courtesy- Pace Editions) 
SAN FRANCISCO---“Energy sparked by creativity is full of potential.” So begins Shahzia Sikander’s account describing the sense of exploration and excitement sparked by her recent collaboration with the Pulitzer prize-winning playwright, novelist and screenwriter Ayad Akhtar. Both Pakistani Americans, Sikander and Akhtar have incorporated their Muslim heritage into their separate practices in ways that challenge mainstream perceptions of American Muslim identity. The result of their original collaboration is on view in the Asian Art Museum's "Portrait of the Artist," describing a mystical night journey of the Prophet Muhammad.

Asian Art Museum: "The Journey of the Great Unknown" (Through October 28, 2017); 200 Larkin St., San Francisco, CA; 415-581-3500;