Shahzia Sikander

The Future of Indo-Persian Miniature Painting Tradition
November 4, 2017

What is the process of locating ones’ relationship to tradition? How does ownership occur? Who owns what? What is originality? What is creativity? What is imagination? How does one create something anew? Imaginative possibilities abound within the world itself, not just within the realm of the mind. The world is full of mystery, containing within it a variety of distances between the real and the imagined.

This presentation examines Indo-Persian miniature painting with the aim of creating a direct link to the tradition by examining the dynamism of form. Form as something alive and in relationship to its space, technique and time.