Shahzia Sikander’s Radical Take on Traditional Arts

Really like this woman’s work.

Shahzia Sikander, “Separate Working Things I” (1993-95), vegetable color, dry pigment, watercolor, gold paint on tea-stained wasli paper. Private collection (© 2021 Shahzia Sikander. Courtesy the artist, Sean Kelly, New York and Pilar Corrias, London)

… the artist’s use of a traditional medium refuses neat categories of gender and nationhood, flipping assumptions of the historical past as the site of cultural authenticity.