Treasured Shadows (2022)

Aziza Shadenova
Treasured Shadows
Site-specific installation: wood, glass chandelier crystals and fabric Produced by Sharjah Art Foundation
Courtesy of the artist


Aziza Shadenova’s paintings, films and performances interrogate the world of emotions and memories and advance non- linear understandings of time. Treasured Shadows (2022), a site-specific woodwork installation, is an immersive visual and embodied reflection of the artist’s childhood recollections of her life in Uzbekistan. The work offers visitors theatrical and otherworldly insight into the artist’s inner world. Vases and silhouettes populate the room’s recesses while four camels guard its centre, the heart of the dreamscape. Crystal objects suspended from the ceiling emit sparkling light, while the white wooden cutouts transform into silhouettes and shadows.