Thursday, October 29, 2020

Anila Quayyum Agha’s Popular Illuminated Cube Installation Returns to the Cincinnati Art Museum

CITYBEAT
By MAIJA ZUMMO
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--Pakistani-American artist Anila Quayyum Agha's super popular sculptural installation All the Flowers Are for Me (Red) will once again be on display at the Cincinnati Art Museum, from Dec. 5-Feb. 7. First on view at the CAM in 2017, this immersive artwork features a decorative five-foot laser-cut cube, which illuminated and splayed geometric and floral shadows across the floor, walls and ceiling of the gallery room. According to the museum, All the Flowers are For Me (Red) is inspired by Islamic architectural forms and Agha's personal experience as a "diaspora artist." [More