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Judith Had Arrived: A Group Show

September 23-October 30, 2021

Aicon Contemporary, 35 Great Jones Street, New York, NY, USA

Aicon Contemporary presents Judith Has Arrived, a group exhibition featuring the work of Aiza Ahmed, Sanié Bokhari, Maya Varadaraj. The artists in this exhibition draw from their cultural roots, Ahmed and Bokhari reflect on Pakistan and Varadaraj on Southern India. Along with others before them, these artists are making their mark within an art historical canon that for centuries has been overlooked and underrepresented. Judith Has Arrived is inspired by Italian Renaissance painter Artemisia Gentileschi’s rendition of Judith slaying Holofernes. Gentileschi inserts herself in this Biblical story by portraying herself as Judith beheading the man threatening her homeland. Ahmed, Bokhari, and Varadaraj reinterpret the role of women amidst patriarchy and challenge what it means to gain agency in the 21st century.

View the works on the Aicon Contemporary website.