ILLUMINATION

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ILLUMINATION

Mixed media artist Anila Quayyan Agha's latest installation entitled ‘Intersections’ is a large, intricately-carved wooden cube illuminated from within. A play on light and shadows, beautiful geometric patterns are projected onto the walls, covering every square inch of the gallery room. 

Agha, who was born and raised in Pakistan, says that the patterns on the wooden panels emulate the patterns found found at Alhambra, a palace and fortress in southern Spain that traded hands many times between the Spanish and the Moors. She characterized the Alhambra as a place “at the intersection of history, culture and art and [...] a place where Islamic and Western discourses met and co-existed in harmony and served as a testament to the symbiosis of difference.”