Art

Riverfront Arts Festival – TODAY!

The 2017 Riverfront Arts Festival kicks off TODAY with these great events! While you’re out there, visit my Mood Totems and leave them an offering, if you want. They will reward you with the emotional energy of your choosing. Choose wisely! Thanks, one more time, to organizer Jaime Lutzo, redefining “love of the game” one […]

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Mood Totems @ 2017 Jefferson-Chalmers Riverfront Arts Festival

This week, while you’re out at Riverfront Park in Jefferson-Chalmers, enjoying a spate of performances, workshops, and other programming associated with this year’s Riverfront Arts Festival, be sure to take a moment to track down four interactive sculptures I’ve installed, for your emotional needs. According to parable, we all contain two tigers inside of us […]

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Nushrat Rahman on “Preserving Identity” @ Mulberries & Ink

But at the crux of it, the process of co-curating the art show cultivated an opportunity for growth. That is to say that–on a more personal note–Preserving Identity taught me about what it means to push oneself beyond one’s comfort zone, to take risks, and to be consistently intentional. My co-curator and utterly fantastic human […]

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Preserving Muslim Identity: On Allyship and the Unsteady Practice of Getting Out of the Way

This Saturday will mark the closing of a month-long exhibition at Public Pool art space in Hamtramck, which I helped to organize. It represents my first work as a curator, although I’m still grappling with what curating actually means for me. Something more like facilitation, I think. This show was a good opportunity to practice […]

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Momento Mori: Better Made – The Incinerator Show (1st Edition)

You can check out the first works in my Momento Mori: Better Made series, which are part of The Incinerator Show, a group show at Ocelot Print Shop that opened last night, and will run through June 23rd. These are screen-printed and hand-beaded works on fabric. Remember you must die. #momentomori See more here… Images […]

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The Incinerator Show opens Thursday, June 15 @ Ocelot Print Shop

Among Michigan’s myriad environmental offenses that endanger the clear air and water that we as citizens of an allegedly first-world nation might rightfully expect, the Detroit incinerator is one of the longest-running issues for folks here in the city. Anyone who lives downwind, or even drives by, is familiar with the smell when something particularly […]

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EDITION Online @ Simone DeSousa Gallery

Simone DeSousa has revamped their online store, to match the recent overhaul at EDITION. You can find selections from my special project this year, including my flags, under the “Limited Editions” section, as well as a wide variety of fascinating and beautiful objects from some of Detroit’s leading artists. Come for the art! And then […]

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CALL FOR ARTISTS: Preserving Identity @ Public Pool

Really excited to get this out into the world: I’ve teamed up with a talented student-curator named Nushrat and the unsinkable Public Pool to put together an exhibition that will be a showcase of Muslim American youth experience, opening in May. If you are Muslim American and under the age of 30, please check out […]

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MOCAMoon @ Hyperallergic

Can we make art that transcends petty terrestrial concerns? The Museum of Contemporary Art on the Moon (MOCAM) has drawn together a diverse group of contemporary artists (including myself) to create work for a speculative museum that might one day exist on the moon. MOCAM was conceived in 2016 by visual artist Julio Orta in […]

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