Paul Coldwell, detail of Sites of Memory—Book (2006).
Rembrandt van Rijn, The Shell (Conus Marmoreus) (1650).
Kate McCrickard, detail of Spaghetti (ghost) (2013).
Serena Perrone, detail from the suite Maintaining a Safe Distance and Living to Tell (2012)
One of the highlights of the Eastern Pavilions portfolio is Places Where People Resort by 2012 Turner Prize winner Elizabeth Price. This screenprint makes the exclamation “HERE”, and in so doing sets up a cognitive problem.
In Kiki Smith’s notebook-size etchings clouds roil and loom over choppy waters. The rich tonal quality of the gray scale in these prints comes from the aquatint process used to produce them. After the printing, Smith painted the boulders and crags in the foreground with watercolors, giving the hard forms a many-hued softness.
Shazia Sikander’s art is one of assimilation—the integration of incongruent parts into something coherent, though not homogenous. This happens on multiple levels: the technical; the personal; and the formal.
Displacement, memory and a keen yearning for order are the key themes running through the retrospective exhibition, “Zarina: Paper Like Skin.” The 50 years of work on view offers compelling commentary on a life lived in exile and catalogs a remarkable breadth of technique and a highly developed abstract language. Read more.