Sunday, September 11, 2016


By Ernest & Gregory Disney-Britton
"All the Flowers Are For Me: White" (2015) by Anila Quayyum Agha
Have flowers ever looked so geometric? Take a peek at Anila Quayyum Agha's All the Flowers Are For Me: White available on September 14 at Christie's auction house. When it comes to such motifs, Islamic artists focus on floral and geometric patterns, and reject depictions of human figures for religious reasons. Anila Agha was born in Pakistan, and she describes it as "having lived on the boundaries of different faiths such as Islam and Christianity." Now living in Indianapolis, her interactive patterns reflect the tension between alienation and identity creation. That's what keeps us following Anila, and why All the Flowers Are For Me: White is more than geometry—it’s religious freedom.

For other NEWS OF WEEK from across the USA, and around the world, see below:
Anila Quayyum Agha with her 2014 ArtPrize entry “Intersections" (Source: Muslim Women)
Ernest Disney-Britton poses with "Untitled" by Anila Quayyum Agha. 
Anila Quayyum Agha's "Untitled" (2014) is part her Delta Series. Disney-Britton Collection 
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