Detroit artist Amna Asghar’s “Well Wishes” is on view at MOCAD through August 8, 2021.
The exhibition features work that intertwine the artist’s familial archive with found images from American and Pakistani popular cultures. The exhibition suggests that art is a technology that can flatten time, shorten geographical distance, and speak across cultural borders. It engages with Asghar’s practice of appropriating iconic cartoon imagery and classical landscape painting to infer portals revealing other realms, desires or wishes.
Asghar invites viewers to contemplate the nature in which we consume art beyond an individual experience but rather as a communal experience where stories intersect.