From Rice Gallery:
Intersections is inspired by Agha’s visit to the Alhambra, an Islamic palace originally built in 889 in Granada, Spain. Struck by the grandeur of the space, Agha reflected upon her childhood in Lahore, Pakistan where culture dictated that women were excluded from the mosque, a place of creativity and community, and instead prayed at home. As she explains, “To my amazement [I] discovered the complex expressions of both wonder and exclusion that have been my experience while growing up.” Agha translates these contradictory feelings into Intersections, a contemplative space of her own making that is open to all.
Besides, the photos taken from the exhibition, there is also an impressive video directed by Angela and Mark Walley of Walley Films, that captures this magnificent ArtPrize-winning installation along with Agha's penetrating profil. "Intersections" will be on view at Rice Gallery through December 6, 2015.