Baseera Khan: Weight on History

June 3, 2022 – August 27, 2022
Moody Center for the Arts

Rice University,
6100 Main Street,
Houston, TX

Image courtesy of the event organizer.

Image courtesy of the event organizer.

Moody Center for the Arts presents the first solo exhibition in Houston for the Texas-born, New York-based multidisciplinary artist, Baseera Khan: Weight on History features new and recent work, including a monumental sculptural commission, that collectively offers a means to critique existing power structures and envision alternative futures.

Khan, a self-identified femme Muslim American, raised in Denton, Texas, explores the complex and often overwhelming issues of commodification, politics, and the body through pop culture, architecture, fashion, and music. Shifting seamlessly between mediums and materials, the artist creates spaces of beauty and safety, while pointing to systems of marginalization. The combination of disruption and reprieve offered by Weight on History allows visitors to linger in the visual allure of the works on view while contemplating difficult issues surrounding cultural prejudice, thus creating an entry point toward imagining a more inclusive society.