Shahzia Sikander: Apparatus of Power | 莎茲亞‧西坎達：意象演義
Shahzia Sikander (b.1969) presents her first major solo exhibition in Hong Kong. This body of work explores Hong Kong’s colonial complexity, both historical and current. Installed within the Former Explosives Magazine Compound 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.
A satellite exhibition is on view at the Hong Kong Maritime Museum from 16 March to 5 June, presenting a selection of Sikander’s work that explores the city’s unique cultural heritage within the global maritime trade. Please visit www.hkmaritimemuseum.org or call (852) 3713 2500 for more details.
The exhibition is curated by Claire Brandon. She holds a Ph.D. in History of Art from the Institute of Fine Arts at New York University. Ashley Nga-sai Wu from Asia Society Hong Kong Center is the Assistant Curator.
《莎茲亞‧西坎達：意象演義》是莎茲亞‧西坎達 (1969年－) 在香港的首個主要個展。前身為英軍軍火庫的亞洲協會香港中心內會展出多件紙本畫作和大型動畫，以探討香港今昔殖民狀況。展題意指西坎達的意象蘊含能於不同語境、形態和方式表意的潛能。
香港海事博物館內亦會展出西坎達的作品，輔以環球海上貿易所得的香港文物收藏。展期為3月16日至6月5日。詳細資料請瀏覽www.hkmaritimemuseum.org或致電(852) 3713 2500查詢。
Shahzia Sikander is a Pakistan-born artist whose pioneering practice takes Indo-Persian miniature painting as a point of departure and experiments with scale and media, including animation, video, and mural. Recipient of the inaugural U.S. Medal of Art (2012) and the MacArthur Fellowship (2006), as well as the Asia Society Award for Significant Contribution to Contemporary Art (2015), Sikander’s work helped launch a resurgence in the miniature painting department in the 1990s at the National College of Arts in Pakistan. Sikander is currently based in New York.
莎茲亞‧西坎達生於巴基斯坦，她早年努力學習印度波斯纖畫，並以纖畫作其創作和實驗起點，不 斷測試不同規模和媒體，包括動畫、影像和壁畫。她曾獲得的獎項包括美國 U.S. Medal of Art （2012）、麥克阿瑟獎（2006），以及亞洲協會亞洲藝術大獎當代藝術傑出貢獻得主（2015）。 西坎達的作品令巴基斯坦國立藝術學院的纖畫學系在九十年代得以復蘇。西坎達現居於紐約。
Saturday | 2:30pm (In English) | 3:30pm (In Cantonese)
Sunday | 2:30pm (In English) | 3:30pm (In Cantonese)
Last Thursday of each month | 7:00pm (In English)
Gallery tours are open to the public. No registration is required.
逢星期六 | 下午2時半 (英語) | 下午3時半 (粵語)
逢星期日 | 下午2時半 (英語) | 下午3時半 (粵語)
每月最後一個星期四| 下午7時 (英語)
Shahzia Sikander: Apparatus of Power is published by Asia Society Hong Kong Center on the occasion of Shahzia Sikander’s 2016 solo exhibition at Asia Society Hong Kong Center. Edited by the exhibition’s curator, Claire Brandon, the book is 332 pages long with over 100 color plates. It is the most comprehensive publication on the artist to date. The catalogue includes a text by Brandon as well as contributions by Nick Robins, author of The Corporation that Changed the World: How the East India Company Shaped the Modern Multinational (Pluto Press, 2012); art historian John Seyller, a specialist in miniature painting and author of Pahari Paintings in the Jagdish and Kamla Mittal Museum of Indian Art (Hyderabad, 2014); Ayad Akhtar, winner of the Pulitzer Prize for his play Disgraced (2012); Ashley Nga-sai Wu, assistant curator at Asia Society Hong Kong Center; and Hans Ulrich Obrist, Serpentine Galleries's co-director, as well as curator and author of Ways of Curating (Farber & Farber, 2014). It also includes an artist statement by Sikander in which she reflects upon her practice since the late 1980s. Graphic design by With Projects in New York and Zero and UBC in Hong Kong.
The catalogue is available for purchase at the Asia Society Store in Hong Kong.
Title: Shahzia Sikander: Apparatus of Power
Size: 205 mm x 265 mm landscape
Binding: Perfect binding, hardcover
Publisher: Asia Society Hong Kong Center
In conjunction with the exhibition Shahzia Sikander: Apparatus of Power, Asia Society Hong Kong Center hosts a variety of related programming, including discussions, lectures, special workshops.
Discussions and Lectures 座談會及講座
The Life of Forms in Shahzia Sikander’s Art: A Conversation between Claire Brandon and Shahzia Sikander
The Last Post and Parallax - Screening and Conversation
Contemporary Art in Greater Asia
The Discipline of Apprenticeship: A conversation between Shahzia Sikander and Professor Bashir Ahmad
Workshops and Performances 工作坊及表演
香港藝術月 精品放光芒 西坎達意象演義 畫亞洲殖民面貌, 《中國時報》, March 4, 2016.
Hong Kong retrospective for Shahzia Sikander, subverter of art’s conventions, South China Morning Post, March 21, 2016.
莎茲亞．西坎達/迴歸纖畫彰“意象演義”, 《大公報》, April 6, 2016.
A Colonial Canvas: The Art of Shahzia Sikander, News Week, April 20, 2016.
Art of Colonialism: Shahzia Sikander’s Power of Apparatus at Asia Society, CoBo Social, April 26, 2016.
纖畫尋根, 《星島日報》, April 28, 2016.
女藝術家莎茲亞‧西坎達首次香港展出《意象演義》, Barnebys HK, June 6, 2016.
Press Release 新聞稿