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The Shadow Never Lies -Parallax by Shahzia Sikander, The Shanghai 21st Century Minsheng Art Museum, Shanghai

April 30 - July 31, 2016

"The Shadow Never Lies” opened in April 29, 2016 in Shanghai 21st Century Minsheng Art Museum (M21).This exhibition is designed to show concepts and their aesthetic preoccupations cross political and cultural boundaries. It includes 34 different artists’ works in photography, video, film, animation, painting, installation and performance.

Women in Print Portrait of an Artist series by Shahzia Sikander, Pace Prints, New York City

April 21 - June 11, 2016

Pace Prints is pleased to present "Women in Print" a group show highlighting Shahzia Sikander's new edition, "Portrait of the Artist," a portfolio of four etchings with an original colophon text by playwright and novelist Ayad Akhtar. The edition will be on view at Pace Prints Chelsea through June 11

APPARATUS OF POWER BY SHAHZIA SIKANDER – ASIA SOCIETY, HONG KONG CENTRE

March 16 - July 09, 2016

Lead sponsor: AAN Foundation This body of work also specifically explores Hong Kong’s colonial complexity, both historical and current. The exhibition which is installed within the Chantal Miller Gallery of Asia Society Hong Kong Center, Shahzia Sikander: Apparatus of Power includes drawings on paper and large-scale animations. The exhibition’s title refers to the potential of an image to communicate in multiple contexts, forms, and formats.

Shahzia Sikander’s video installation Parallax which was created and shown at The Sharjah Biennale in 2013 is being exhibited as well as the animation the Last Post. Three-channel color animation with sound, 15 min and 30 sec Music by Du Yun Music by Du Yun © Shahzia Sikander. Courtesy of Sikander Studio

APPARATUS OF POWER BY SHAHZIA SIKANDER – HONG KONG MARITIME MUSEUM

March 16 - June 05, 2016

Shahzia Sikander’s video installation Parallax which was created and shown at The Sharjah Biennale in 2013 is being exhibited as well as the animation the Last Post. Three-channel color animation with sound, 15 min and 30 sec Music by Du Yun Music by Du Yun © Shahzia Sikander. Courtesy of Sikander Studio

Time of Others – Manmade by Basir Mahmood at the Singapore Art Museum, Singapore

21 November 2015 - 28 February 2016

A survey of contemporary art from the Asia Pacific region, Time of Others features works of artists responding to social, historical and geopolitical concerns at this present juncture of living in a more interconnected world today, where notions of boundary, difference and Otherness have also become more complex.

Paracosm – Art Exchange, University of Essex, UK

November 06 - December 08, 2015

Works from the AAN Collection are part of Faiza Butt’s mid-career retrospective, Paracosm, at the Nottingham Art Exchange.

Parallax by Shahzia Sikander – Aidekman Art Centre, Tufts Art Museum, Boston, United States

September 10 - December 06, 2015

Shahzia Sikander’s video installation Parallax which was created and shown at The Sharjah Biennale in 2013 is being exhibited at the The Aidekman, Art Gallery, Tufts University Museum, Boston
Shahzia Sikander
Parallax, 2013
Three-channel color animation with sound, 15 min and 30 sec Music by Du Yun Music by Du Yun
© Shahzia Sikander. Courtesy of Sikander Studio

Moment/Momentum: An Exhibition from the AAN Collection:Wonders of Pakistan, Google Cultural Institute, Pakistan

20 August, 2015

Opening Exhibition of the AAN Collection on the Google Cultural Institute, Pakistan, including the works of the Modernist Zahoor-ul-Akhlaque and the contemporary artworks of Shahzia Sikander, Imran Qureshi, Rashid Rana, Aisha Khalid, Naiza Khan & Faiza Butt.

Moment/Momentum – Contemporary Art From Pakistan
This exhibition focuses on the works of Zahoor-Ul-Akhlaque and the Contemporary Artists who followed his lead. Especially since this is the first curated exhibition and would be a glimpse into this collection and the contemporary artworks that sit within its core and embody the ‘Aan’ or the ‘moment’.

AAN Collection Partners with Google Arts and Culture

15 August, 2015

Google Cultural Institute Pakistan was launched in August 2015. The AAN Collection was honored and proud to be a partner of this launch in Pakistan. AAN Collection was a part of this launch along with the Lahore Museum, Mohatta Palace Museum, Walled City Authority Lahore, the Fakir Khana Museum.

Watch the video by clicking on the link above!

Parallax by Shahzia Sikander – Guggenheim Museum, Bilbao, Spain

July 16 - November 22, 2015

Shahzia Sikander’s video installation Parallax which was created and shown at The Sharjah Biennale in 2013 is being exhibited at the The Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao, Spain.
Shahzia Sikander
Parallax, 2013
Three-channel color animation with sound, 15 min and 30 sec Music by Du Yun
Music by Du Yun
© Shahzia Sikander. Courtesy of Sikander Studio

56th Venice Biennale – 2015

May 09 - November 22, 2015

Video installation in the AAN collection, Lines and Confrontation by Saira Wasim, is being shown at the Iranian Pavilion ’s exhibition, The Great Game.

Time of Others – Manmade by Basir Mahmood at Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo

April 11 - June 28, 2015

A survey of contemporary art from the Asia Pacific region, Time of Others features works of artists responding to social, historical and geopolitical concerns at this present juncture of living in a more interconnected world today, where notions of boundary, difference and Otherness have also become more complex.

The Garden of Ideas – Aga Khan Museum, Toronto, canada

18 September 2014 - 18 January 2015

Six Works from the AAN Collection by artists Imran Qureshi and Aisha Khalid were part of this especially curated inaugural show at the Aga Khan Museum in Toronto.

Created for pleasure, spiritual reflection, and aesthetic contemplation, gardens have held many meanings. Beyond their beauty, they represent the human impulse to organize, contain, and collect the natural world. Without cultivation a garden would cease to exist. Similarly, without cultivation of the mind and the soul, it is believed a society cannot progress. “To dwell is to garden,” wrote the German philosopher Martin Heidegger, reminding us of the central role of culture as part of our existence. The Garden of Ideas brings together the work of six internationally acclaimed Pakistani artists whose creations play with, question, and interrogate the timeless theme of the garden – Source: The Aga Khan Museum

Moderate Enlightenment – The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

July 29 - February 02, 2014

Moderate Enlightenment, detailed portraits of friends and family in contemporary dress are set in sumptuously gilded landscapes, replete with the meticulous detail found in folios commissioned by the Mughal emperors. For Qureshi, there is an exquisite tension between the stringent parameters of this ancient practice and the modernity of his sitters—one that speaks, in part, to the frictions of a world in which novelty and orthodoxy collide.
Moderate Enlightenment, 2009
Goache & Gold Leaf on Hand Prepared Paper
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