Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Spain's Alhambra inspired Anila Agha's "Intersections" now at Dallas Contemporary

By Ann Binlot
'Intersections', the latest installation piece by Anila Quayyum Agha, is now on show at Dallas Contemporary in Texas
TEXAS---About five years ago artist Anila Quayyum Agha visited the Alhambra, the Moorish palace and fortress in Granada, Spain built in 889 AD and expanded in the 11th century by emir Mohammed ben Al-Ahmar. Agha noticed how visitors responded to the beautiful, intricate Moorish patterns within the structure. 'I was fascinated by the awe that people were showing me on their faces and I thought, "I'd like to make this thing happen in the US,"' says Agha. What she created was 'Intersections', a large-scale shadow box comprised of Moorish patterns, suspended in the middle of a room. A light in the centre of the cube casts the patterns' shadows across the space. [link]

Dallas Contemporary: "Intersections" (Ends August 23, 2015); 161 Glass Street, Dallas, TX; (214)821- 2522; dallascontemporary.org