Interview: Shahzia Sikander on Exploring Culture and Identity Through Art

Nov 11, 2020

Shahzia Sikander
Credit https://www.nytimes.com/2020/10/23/arts/shahzia-sikander-painting.html

Like many other events this year, the University of Tennessee’s Siddiqi Lecture in Islamic Studies will be virtual. Normally, it wouldn’t present much of a challenge for the speaker, but Shahzia Sikander is a visual artist. Sikander uses Islamic and Indo-Persian art traditions like miniature painting, mosaic, and sculpture to explore modern themes and fluid identities and cultures. She spoke with WUOT’s Chrissy Keuper.

You can see some of Shahzia's artwork here and here.

You can register for the Siddiqi Lecture here.