THE ARTIST PROJECT: Shahzia Sikander on Persian Miniature Painting

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"My interest was to understand the social construct of the so-called 'traditional genre.'" During her adolescence in Lahore, Pakistan, Shahzia Sikander studied the techniques and history of Persian miniature painting for several years. Now, as an adult artist, Sikander reflects upon the long term effects of her relationship with this traditional craft upon her own identity an artist. This video was produced by the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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