Art

Preserving Identity: A Muslim American Youth Experience (Collaborative Curatorial) @ Public Pool

Preserving Identity: A Muslim American Youth Experience What does it mean to be ‘Muslim’? Who is an ‘American’? What defines ‘youth’? Moreover, what’s in the phrase ‘preserving identity’? This exhibit is not an attempt to find definite answers to these questions, but rather, to explore the unique and dynamic responses, from those whose lived experiences […]

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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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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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