The Moody Center for the Arts presents "Baseera Khan: Weight on History" opening reception

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"Baseera Khan: Weight on History" opening reception
Baseera Khan, "Mosque Lamp and Prayer Carpet Green, from Law of Antiquities (detail)," 2021. Archival inkjet print, artist’s custom frame. Photo courtesy of the artist and Simone Subal Gallery

The Moody Center for the Arts will host the first solo exhibition in Houston for the Texas-born, New York-based multidisciplinary artist Baseera Khan. The exhibition "Baseera Khan: Weight on History" will feature 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, 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 structures that systematically exclude or misrepresent marginalized populations. 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.

Following the opening reception, the exhibit will be on display until August 27.

Event Details



Moody Center for the Arts at Rice University
6100 Main St. MS-480
Houston, TX 77005

Ticket Info

Admission is free.