A majority of the world’s Muslim population lives in Asia. This is an opportune time to explore diversity among their communities. The series provides historical, cultural, and contemporary perspectives on Islam and the arts, from Central Asia to Indonesia.
The Expanded Field: Practice and Research in the Work of Naiza Khan
with Ali Mian, Assistant Professor of Religious Studies, Seattle University.
Seattle University, Pigott Auditorium (PIGT)
Pakistani artist Naiza Khan and Ali Mian, Assistant Professor of Islamic Studies at Seattle University, discuss ideas of dwelling, movement, boundaries, and the breaching of borders in Khan's work.
About the Presenters
Born in Bahawalpur, Pakistan, in 1968, Naiza Khan currently lives in London. Ideas of dwelling, movement, boundaries, and the breaching of borders, emerge central to her current body of work. A solo exhibition of her work was held at Rossi & Rossi, London in 2015 and she received the 2013 Prince Claus Award. She is also Professional Advisor at the Department of Visual Studies, University of Karachi, and a member of the Board of Governors, Indus Valley School of Art and Architecture, Karachi.
Ali Mian is Assistant Professor of Islamic Studies at Seattle University and has written on the work of Naiza Khan. His research interests include Islam in South Asia, Islamic law and ethics, gender and sexuality, feminist theory and practice, Sufism and comparative mysticism.
Saturday University is hosted by Seattle University. Held in partnership with the University of Washington Jackson School of International Studies and Elliott Bay Book Company.
If you're unable to attend Saturday's lecture or if you want to learn more about the artist, hear from Naiza Khan speaking at the Seattle Public Library on Sunday, April 2.
OTHER LECTURES IN THIS SERIES
Aesthetics, Ethics, and Politics in Muslim South Asia: The Saga of Artist MF Husain
Islam After the Mongols: Saints, Shrines, and the Stars
Images and Emotions: Society and Art Practices in the Islamic World
What We Left Unfinished: Afghan Filmmakers and the Afghan Left
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Being Grateful for Difference: Islam and Religious Pluralism in Indonesia
Living with Paintings: Spiritual Notes from a Muslim Artist in Indonesia
Canvassing the Book
The Art and Culture of Herat Afghanistan in the Late 15th Century: Master of Calligraphers Sultan ‘Ali Mashhadi
Artist Naiza Khan in Dialogue
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Individual lecture tickets available at the door only: $10, SAM members $5
Please arrive to your seat 10 minutes before the program starts, or your seat may be released.