The Perennial Gaze: Shahzia Sikander Artist Talk and Mosaic Unveiling
Friday, October 19, 3 p.m.
Community College of Philadelphia – Bonnell Building
556 N. 17th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19130
Join us on Friday, October 19 for the unveiling of Shahzia Sikander’s The Perennial Gaze, an (ex)CHANGE project commissioned by Asian Arts Initiative as part of our 25th Anniversary celebration. The mosaic will remain on public view through October 2019.
3:00 p.m. Join Asian Arts Initiative, the artist, and Community College of Philadelphia as we unveil this newly installed artwork.
*Refreshments will be served
3:30 p.m. Shahzia Sikander and the curator, Alexandra Chang discuss the creative process behind The Perennial Gaze.
In collaboration with professional mosaic artisan Stephen Miotto, Shahzia Sikander transforms the historical miniature painting into an autonomous, liberated form. By building an image through broken glass pieces, Sikander dismantles the preciousness of a rarefied object most often found in Western museum storage.
This event is FREE and open to the public, but we kindly ask you to register in advance.