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March 6, 2009 – September 7, 2009
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
2 East 91st Street
New York, NY
Location: 1st Floor, Nancy and Edwin Marks Gallery
Internationally acclaimed artist Shahzia Sikander serves as the ninth guest curator of the Selects exhibition. Trained as a miniaturist at the National College of Arts in Lahore, Pakistan, Sikander merges the traditional South Asian art of miniature painting with contemporary forms and styles. Her work explores the relationship between the present and the past and the richness of multicultural identities. The exhibition also includes a new work created by Sikander, inspired by Cooper-Hewitt's collection.