Between Spirit and Magic: A Celebration of Feminist Art
Why We Recommend it
Between Spirit and Magic brings together sculptures and two-dimensional works by six US-based artists who trace their origins to India, Pakistan and Iran.
Curated by Brooklyn based artist Jaishri Abichandani (b. 1969), whose practice focuses on the intersections between art, feminism, and social practice, Between Spirit and Magic strives to address universal existential anxieties with a playful seriousness.
Ranging from quiet and contemplative to brash and joyful, the evocative pieces in this group show allude to topics such as ideology, violence, love, queerness, lesbianism and feminism.
The eclectic works on show are all created by female artists. Anila Quayyum Agha, Ambreen Butt and Jaishri Abichandani’s art is created within the tightness of traditional forms, whereas Ruby Chishti and Negar Ahkami’s practice is characterised by a surreal looseness, and Rina Banerjee’s works are firmly planted in the realm of magical realism.
Image: Ambreen Butt – Daughters of the East, 2008 (cropped). Six plate aquatint etching with chine collé, dry point, and spit bite. Courtesy of the artist and Rossi & Rossi.