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Episode #172: Artist Shahzia Sikander, filmed in her Manhattan studio in 2012, discusses her animated video work "The Last Post" (2010). Sikander also describes how beginning to create animations was a natural evolution in her studio process because she had already been working with narrative and layering in her paintings and large-scale installations. Shahzia Sikander specializes in Indian and Persian miniature painting, a traditional style that is both highly stylized and disciplined. Her work blends the Eastern focus on precision and methodology with a Western emphasis on creative, subjective expression. Sikander juxtaposes Hindu, Muslim, and Western iconography, entangling histories, meanings, and beliefs. Learn more about the artist at: http://www.art21.org/artists/shahzia-sikander CREDITS: Producer: Ian Forster. Consulting Producer: Wesley Miller & Nick Ravich. Interview: Ian Forster. Camera: Rafael Salazar Moreno & Ava Wiland. Sound: Ava Wiland. Editor: Morgan Riles. Artwork Courtesy: Shahzia Sikander & Du Yun. Theme Music: Peter Foley. Thanks to the following volunteers for providing subtitles: FRENCH Frenchie4ever http://www.amara.org/en/profiles/profile/90392/ HEBREW Elinoar Almagor http://www.amara.org/en/profiles/profile/90306/ ITALIAN Franziska http://www.amara.org/en/profiles/profile/92236/ KOREAN Elien Jeong http://www.amara.org/en/profiles/profile/88081/ POLISH Marta Kubiś http://www.amara.org/en/profiles/profile/75947/ SPANISH Carolina Tamara http://www.amara.org/en/profiles/profile/74560/ TURKISH adeptgunes http://www.amara.org/en/profiles/profile/77137/ Become a volunteer translator by joining the Art21 Translation Project team: http://www.amara.org/en/teams/art21/

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