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Disruption as Rapture

Shahzia Sikander, Pakistani (active United States), born 1969. Composed by Du Yun, Chinese, born 1977. Collaborator Patrick O’Rourke, American. Commissioned by Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, founded 1876.

Made in New York, New York, United States, North and Central America
And made in Los Angeles, California, United States, North and Central America

Contemporary Period


HD Video Animation with 7.1 surround sound

Duration: 10 minutes 7 seconds

© Shahzia Sikander

Curatorial Department:
South Asian Art

* Gallery 328, Asian Art, third floor (Shah Gallery)

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Commissioned by the Philadelphia Museum of Art, 2016

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