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The Flash Of Dallas Art Week Brings Unexpected Depth

The fair welcomes artist Anila Quayaam Agha, who uses ancient sacred geometry to create a luminescent, non-demominational mosque in the heart of Texas.

A glowing view of things to come at the Dallas Art Fair, courtesy of Anila Quayaam Agha

Dallas just got a whole lot flashier, but it has nothing to do with big hair and rhinestone sweaters. Starting today the north Texas city will play host to the Dallas Art Fair, the newest in a series of international arts events vying to become the next Art Basel Miami Beach. Among the numerous functions and galas set to take place across the city April 9th to 12th, one of the strongest is at Dallas Contemporary, where New York “it-boy” Nate Lowman, painter David Salle, and multi-media artist Anila Quayaam Agha will all be exhibiting work until August 23. Anila, a native of Pakistan and current Indianapolis resident, seeks to challenge stereotypes of the Muslim world with her installation Intersections, which provides a genderless, non-denominational, illuminated “spiritual temple” for visitors within the museum.

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