Monday, June 5, 2017

Cincinnati Art Museum announces inaugural acquisition by the Alice Bimel Endowment for Asian Arts

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Image: Anila Quayyum Agha (b. 1965), All the Flowers Are for Me (Red), laser-cut lacquered steel and lightbulb, 60x60x60 in, Alice Bimel Endowment for Asian Art, 2017.7
CINCINNATI---Opening June 16 at 6 p.m. is Anila Quayyum Agha's All the Flowers Are for Me (Red) at the Cincinnati Art Museum. The massive laser-cut cube is the inaugural acquisition made possible by the recent Alice Bimel Endowment for Asian Art. The light emanates from the center of the cube, enveloping the gallery in geometric and floral patterns. The Indianapolis-based artist Anila Quayyum Agha was born in Pakistan, and her works are inspired by her Islamic experience. She is a 2014 grand prize winner of Grand Rapid's ArtPrize and a 2013 Creative Renewal Arts Fellow of the Indianapolis Arts Council.

Cincinnati Art Museum: "Anila Quayyum Agha: All the Flowers Are for Me" (June 17–October 15, 2017); 953 Eden Park Drive, Cincinnati, OH; 513) 721-ARTS (2787); cincinnatiartmuseum.org
Anila Quayyum Agha's "All the Flowers are for Me- Red" (2016); 60" x 60" x 60". Image courtesy of the artist.