A Room of Her Own: Eight Women Reimagine the World Around Them
Sundaram Tagore is pleased to present an exhibition of work by eight pioneering women whose paintings, installations and photography reimagine spaces both real and symbolic.
From an immersive large-scale light installation that transforms the surrounding environment to vibrant photographic imagery of staged narratives, this work challenges norms. Pakistani-American artist Anila Quayyum Agha creates immersive large-scale light installations, which she laser-cuts into elaborate patterns. , New York City-based American artist Miya Ando created a calendar of moon drawings based on her observations of the night sky. Lalla Essaydi is intimately familiar with how Arab women’s personal histories are interlinked with segregated spaces.
In her London-based practice, photographer Karen Knorr examines the meaning of place, drawing from ancient myths and allegories to express contemporary ideas. The sumptuous, tactile paintings created by Singapore artist Jane Lee are often conceived to engage with the surrounding space. Dhaka-based artist Tayeba Lipi draws inspiration from the artifacts of domestic settings. She re-creates everyday objects typically associated with feminine spaces using stainless- steel razor blades—a reference to a tool commonly used in childbirth and to the violence women often face in Bangladesh. Neha Vedpathak’s tactile paintings made from plucked Japanese paper often draw from investigations of her physical environment.
Image Credits: Anila Quayyum Agha Hidden Diamond - Saffron, 2019, laser-cut lacquered steel, 121.9 x 121.9 x 121.9 cm. Courtesy of Sundaram Tagore Gallery