American Islamic Congress Presents:
Join us for the closing reception- All Artists Talk, as part of the Muslim Women in the Arts Series
Featuring Niloofar Ziae (Iran), Samina Quraeshi (Pakistan), Chaimae Mechtaly (Morocco) and Nada Farhat (Saudi Arabia)
Friday, May 10th
6:30 p.m-9:00 p.m.
38 Newbury Street
Light Refreshments Provided| Free and open to all
"Home & Away: Shared Narratives of Gendered Identity is a unique arts and culture series spotlighting the work of four Boston-based female artists from Iran, Pakistan, Morocco, and Saudi Arabia."
The series aims in part to address a lack of exhibits by contemporary Muslim artists in Boston’s galleries and museums, a void that reinforces the perception that Muslim art is limited to calligraphy and rugs. In fact, Boston is home to a vibrant scene of stereotype-shattering artistic innovators from across the Muslim world. “Home and Away” showcases four diverse examples of this new paradigm of artist: female, of Muslim heritage, and shaped by complex hybrid identities - some with a hidden Jewish heritage, others with seemingly contradictory roots (e.g. Mecca and New Mexico). The shapes, colors, textures, and subject matter provides insight beyond words, offering a window into the past, and a microcosmic view of the issues and experiences that shape so many women today.
When & Where
The AIC Center
The AIC Center offers visitors a gateway to a scene of innovators and artists who explore the diversity of American Muslim identity. Overlooking the Back Bay, the center’s gleaming white interior hall includes a stage for artistic performances, business roundtables, human rights panels, and social events.