ALHAMDU | MUSLIM FUTURISM
August 16 - September 18, 2022
Rubenstein Arts Center
FREE for all to attend
“ALHAMDU | MUSLIM FUTURISM” is an evolving experiential art exhibition and digital archive created by MIPSTERZ that explores Muslim Futurism—a cultural and artistic aesthetic that learns from frameworks of Afrofuturism and imagines a broader Muslim future free from the oppression of today, set in a utopic tomorrow of our collective creation.
We envision a future where we are all free to create a world that is bold, radical, and uniquely our own. We hope to create conversations centered around the following themes:
Imagination | Identity | Community | Resistance | Liberation
The "ALHAMDU | MUSLIM FUTURISM" exhibition consists of original MIPSTERZ artwork and contributions from Muslim + Muslim-adjacent + ally artists. We invite ALL artists to contribute to our growing archive of work under the umbrella of Muslim Futurism.
HOW TO ATTEND
MIPSTERZ is proud to announce the world premiere of our “ALHAMDU | MUSLIM FUTURISM” exhibition presented by Duke Arts and hosted at the Rubenstein Arts Center at Duke University, in collaboration with the Duke Islamic Studies Center.
The exhibition will open on August 16th, 2022 and run until September 18, 2022.
Patrons can expect:
Artwork depicting imagined worlds, abstract reflections on diverse Muslim futures, connections between Afrofuturism and Black Muslim experiences, Palestinian and indigenous resistance and liberation expressions, poetic calls to action, and much more.
Represented media formats including large-scale textile, paintings, collages, experimental film, gaming, and an immersive installation.
Original artwork and installations from the MIPSTERZ collective, featuring contributions from over 30 Muslim & Muslim-adjacent/ally artists worldwide. Works are connected to the five themes of Muslim Futurism.
A series of public programs including:
A special edition of the MIPSTERZ “Spotlight Series” pop-up event at NorthStar Church of the Arts on the evening of Friday, September 9th
Panel discussions featuring local academic experts on related themes and disciplines at the Rubenstein Arts Center Lounge on Saturday, September 10th
Film screening of “Building Bridges: Muslims in America,” “Wish Hill,” and “ALHAMDU | MUSLIM FUTURISM,” an official selection at the Atlanta Film Festival and Tribeca Film Festival. Screenings will be followed by a Q&A with Directors Saleem Reshamwala, Aleah Marrow, and Abbas Rattani at the Rubenstein Arts Center Film Theater. on Saturday, September 10th
Closing reception for the exhibition that will bring together artists, musicians, filmmakers, and academics at the Rubenstein Arts Center on Saturday, September 10th
Details on future physical exhibition locations and launch date for the virtual exhibition are forthcoming. Sign up for our newsletter and follow us on Instagram + Twitter for regular updates. Please contact us with any questions via email at email@example.com.
Hisham Akira Bharoocha
Joy Amina Garnett
Nabi H. Ali
Shahzia Sikander & Ayad Akhtar
Solarpunk Surf Club
Yussef Cole & Saniya Ahmed
Zulfikar Ali Bhutto
SPONSORS & ORGANIZERS
Support for this exhibition as part of the ALHAMDU immersive art experience is provided by the Doris Duke Foundation for Islamic Art’s Building Bridges Program. The mission of the Building Bridges Program is to advance relationships and increase understanding between Muslims and their neighbors for mutual well-being. Additional support is provided by Duke Arts, Rubenstein Center for the Arts at Duke University, the Center for Afrofuturist Studies, and Colorado College.