6. Singing Suns at Moynihan Train Hall

Artist and Installation in Moynihan Train Hall
Courtesy of Amtrak

The transit system of New York often houses some of the most beautiful art in the city. The growing Art at Amtrak program is opening a new large-scale video animation titled Singing Suns at the Moynihan Train Hall Metropolitan Lounge. It is a video animation created from gorgeous ink drawings by the artist, Shazia Sikander. She says, “The iconography was born from separating the silhouette of the head from the body of female characters called gopis, who are often painted as devotees of the singular male god Krishna in South Asian historical manuscript paintings.” To Sikander, disruption becomes a means of exploration in this piece.