Julie Mehretu and Shahzia Sikander In Conversation
Julie Mehretu and Shahzia Sikander In Conversation
Acclaimed artist Julie Mehretu joins Shahzia Sikander to discuss Shahzia Sikander: Extraordinary Realities, an investigation into the first fifteen years of the Sikander's career, and Julie Mehretu, a mid-career survey on view at the Whitney Museum.
The Morgan Library & Museum online
July 19, 2021 | 6:00 pm
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Julie Mehretu
Shahzia Sikander
Gayatri Gopinath, Professor, Department of Social and Cultural Analysis, and Director, Center for the Study of Gender and Sexuality, New York University

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About The Artists

For more than two decades, Julie Mehretu (b. 1970, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia) has been engaged in a deep exploration of painting. She creates new forms and finds unexpected resonances by drawing from the histories of art and human civilization—from Babylonian stelae to architectural sketches, from European history painting to the sites and symbols of African liberation movements. Pakistani American artist Shahzia Sikander (b. 1969) is internationally celebrated for bringing Indo-Persian manuscript painting traditions into dialogue with contemporary art practice. Sikander has richly interrogated gender, sexuality, race, class, and history, creating open-ended narratives that have sustained her work as one of the most significant artists working today.

Image: Left: the manuscript miniature Kṛṣṇa and Rādhā beneath a flowering tree. Right: Shahzia Sikander’s Uprooted Order, Series 3, No. 1 (1997) / photo courtesy of  the artist, Sean Kelly, New York and Pilar Corrias, London