Sunday, September 22, 2019

RELIGIOUS ART | NEWS OF WEEK

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By Gregory & Ernest Disney-Britton
Anila Quayyum Agha. Image courtesy of Arts Council of Indianapolis - Creative Renewal Arts Fellowship 
Anila Quayyum Agha is best known for her mystically immersive installations that challenge viewer perceptions. She’s inspired an international following with work that challenges systems of oppression, including sexism and fundamentalism. We’ve traveled the nation to see her shows including yesterday’s drive to Expo Chicago, and Ernest hosts an artist talk with her on Thursday in Indianapolis. Spotlighting oppression makes Anila Quayyum Agha our artist of the week.

Saturday, September 21, 2019

Bill Viola Survey Now On View at Borusan Contemporary in Turkey

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Bill Viola, Tempest (Study for the Raft), 2005; Color High-Definition video on flat panel display mounted on wall, 43 x 26 x 4 inches; 109 x 66 x 10.2 cm
Congratulations to Bill Viola on the opening of Bill Viola: Impermanence, on view now through September 13, 2020, at Borusan Contemporary in Istanbul, Turkey. Curated by Kathleen Forde, Impermanence is Viola's first major survey exhibition in Istanbul. The works are like koans with their narratives—classic Buddhist riddles that are unresolvable, inviting us to experience a glimpse of what Viola calls the “invisible world” where our standard intellectual configurations of existence are revealed to be artificial. His works have roots in both Eastern and Western art as well as spiritual traditions, including Zen Buddhism, Islamic Sufism, and Christian mysticism. [More]

Sundaram Tagore Gallery Presents Anila Agha at Expo Chicago

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Anila Quayyum Agha’s “Shimmering Mirage” (2019); Lacquered steel and halogen bulb, 48 x 48 x 48 inches
Opening the fall art season each September, EXPO CHICAGO hosts leading international art galleries presented alongside one of the highest quality platforms for global contemporary art and culture. This year Sundaram Tagore Gallery of New York City, Hong Kong, and Singapore is featuring the work of Indy-based artist Anila Quayyum Agha, along with Zeng Lu, Chun Kwang Young, and Hiroshi Senju. The booth number is 169, and it ends tomorrow. CLICK HERE FOR DETAIL.