Hadieh Shafie | Katonah Museum of Art

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HADIEH SHAFIE | Long, Winding Journeys: Contemporary Art and the Islamic Tradition
February 25 - June 17, 2018
This group exhibition presents a focused look at artists of Middle Eastern and South Asian descent whose work engages the diverse forms of Islamic visual tradition to explore religion, culture and socio-political issues today. Hadieh Shafie’s practice inverts the traditional relationship of text to image predominant in Islamic illuminated manuscript tradition. In Shafie’s work, text becomes subservient to image, hidden and coded within the most basic form of a book—the scroll.