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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Mom in Transition at Dixon Place
Sat | 7:30 pm
When a baby boomer mom learns that her millennial son is becoming her daughter, she tries everything to stop this change from disrupting HER normal life. Fraught with pronoun errors, denial, and confu...
Luxury Whiskeys at Fine & Rare
Sat | 6PM - 7:30 pm
This class features six luxury whiskeys. We consider them 'single ingredient cocktails' – meant to be sipped and savored as they are. You will learn how to nose, taste and appreciate fine whiskey and ...
Storytime with Pat Cummings: Where Is Mommy? at Books are Magic
Sat | 11AM - 12PM
Author and/or illustrator of over 40 books, Pat Cummings teaches at Pratt and Parsons and runs a summer Boot Camp to bring writers and illustrators together with publishers. She serves on the boards o...