ANILA QUAYYUM AGHA
ALL THE FLOWERS ARE FOR ME
Supported by: Aicon Gallery
Aicon Gallery is pleased to present All The Flowers Are For Me, the first major piece by Anila Quayyum Agha to be shown in India. In 2014, Anila’s now iconic sculptural installation Intersections was awarded the Public Vote Grand Prize and split the Juried Grand Prize at the 2014 ArtPrize competition in GrandRapids, MI. The installation has since traveled internationally and nationally with critical acclaim in exhibitions worldwide.
In the floral beauty of All The Flowers Are For Me patterns and layers, the cuts and embroidery strive to capture the identity, beauty, and femininity of her mother and other mothers that become obscured by gravestone and shroud. These patterns pay homage to the organic to which death is inevitably linked but from which new life also emerges. The material of the work is stainless steel, painted red and cut with delicate patterns that reflect and refract light. The work encompasses the viewer totally and transforms any environment in which the sculpture is shown.