Project For Empty Space [at] Gateway Project Spaces is pleased to release a limited edition, 4 color Risograph Poster Print in conjunction with the solo exhibition, Hiba Schahbaz | Self Portraits
Hiba Schahbaz: Self Portraits is a collection of works that explore female identity through form and subversive questioning of “the gaze.” Schahbaz was formally trained in the Indo-Persian miniaturist style, a centuries old technique of narrative courtly painting in pre-Colonial South Asia. Traditionally, this type of painting was dominated by male artists; there is little evidence of female practitioners during its high period in South Asian from the early sixteenth through mid-nineteenth centuries. Women were frequently either the subjector ancillary ‘decorative’ figures. The way in which the female figure frequently functions in traditional Mughal miniature painting is in parallel to Western portraiture of a similar era, a topic which intrigues Schahbaz.
This print was created with the support of onsite partner, Endless Editions.