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Casting gorgeously supersized lacelike shadows, ‘Intersections’ is a new installation by artist Anila Quayyum Agha.
Born in Lahore, Pakistan, with this latest work Agha explores the binaries of public and private, light and shadow, static and dynamic through the medium of intricate woodcutting.
“I explored intersections of culture and religion, the dynamics and interpretation of space and sight as it threaded through cultures and emerged as varied expressions that redefine themselves with the passage of time. “ Agha explains.
This project is intended to uncover the contradictory nature of all intersections; which are simultaneously boundaries and also points of meeting.
The wooden frieze emulates a pattern from the Alhambra, which was poised at the intersection of history, culture and art and was a place where Islamic and Western discourses, met and co-existed in harmony and served as a testament to the symbiosis of difference.