Beyond Geographies: Contemporary Art and Muslim Experience presents the work of nine New York based artists who employ a range of visual strategies to manifest multiple dimensions of the contemporary Muslim experience. Of Middle Eastern, South Asian, and African-American descent, these artists grapple with complex, hybrid identities. While drawing upon such areas of inquiry as mythology, spiritual philosophy and ritual, science, and social and political history, these artists are largely unburdened by the themes and forms that have come to symbolize recent art concerned with Muslim culture - the veil, calligraphy, or the events of 9/11, for example. Rather, they draw broadly on their identities as members of disparate diasporic communities, as immigrants, and as participants in the contemporary art discourse, to navigate and express identities that are fluid, layered, and engaged in a rigorous questioning of both tradition and contemporaneity. In their explorations of the specificities of cultures and communities they claim as their own, these artists bring new frames of reference toward a broader and more nuanced understanding of a world whose boundaries are increasingly porous.
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Kelli O'Hara Sings Barber at David Geffen Hall
- Sep 19 Wed | 7:30 pm
Jaap van Zweden conducts Knoxville: Summer of 1915, a nostalgic recollection of a time of innocence in small-town America, rapturously sung by Tony Award–winning Broadway sensation Kelli O'Hara, and a...
Mawaan Rizwan at Union Hall
Thu | Doors: 7:30 pm / Show: 8PM
This event is 21 and over **PLEASE NOTE: This event will be mixed seated/standing. Arrive early for best seat selection. *Individual performer appearances subject to change without notice. Mawaan ...
Teen Tech Time at Clarendon Branch Library
Thu | 3PM – 5PM
Do you want to explore new and old games? No time to make new friends? Join our Teen Tech Time program were you can play various games in a friendly competitive environment....