Red Studio features are periodically updated and focus on a wide range of thought-provoking artists and topics.

 

Shahzia Sikander
Gods, Griffins, and Cowboy Boots

The work of internationally acclaimed artist Shahzia Sikander—which ranges from meticulously drawn and painted works on paper to animations and installations—is collected and exhibited by many museums. Sikander has created a new visual language by combining the traditional techniques of Indian and Persian miniature painting with her own interests and styles. Both recognizable and abstract, Sikander's unique images allude to ideas about economics, geography, identity, nationality, politics, psychology, religion, spirituality, stereotypes, and history, inviting the viewer to examine the intersection of tradition and modern life.

In this interview conducted by six teens, we find out a lot more about Sikander, her advice for young artists, why she doesn't listen to music while she works, and why she loves driving so much.

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Good Guys Wear Black
Teens Interview the Artist: Vito Acconci

Six teens find out why artist Vito Acconci never stops working, what he loves about music, whether his parents were shocked by his early work, and the real reason he always wears black.

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