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ART EXHIBITION

ALHAMDU | MUSLIM FUTURISM

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July 1 - August 18, 2024 

 PS1 Close House

Iowa City, IA 

 

 FREE for all to attend 

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EXHIBITION

“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.
 

The MIPSTERZ "ALHAMDU | MUSLIM FUTURISM" exhibition is made possible by the Doris Duke Foundation for Islamic Art's Building Bridges Program and the 847 generous backers that jump started the whole thing.

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HOW TO ATTEND

EXHIBITION LOCATIONS
 

Rubenstein Arts Center at Duke University - Durham, NC (2022)

Twelve Gates Arts - Philadelphia, PA (2024)

PS1 Close House - Iowa City, IA (2024)

Fine Arts Center at Colorado College - Colorado Springs, CO (2024)

MIPSTERZ is proud to announce the latest presentation of our “ALHAMDU | MUSLIM FUTURISM” exhibition presented by the Center for Afrofuturist Studies at Public Space One and hosted at the PS1 Close House. Additional support provided from the Ruth Foundation for the Arts, the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, the ArtsMidwest GIG Fund and the National Endowment for the Arts, and FilmScene.

 

The exhibition will open on July 1st, 2024 and run until August 18, 2024. 

open Mon & Fri & Sat 11:00am - 1:00pm / Tuesday & Thursday 6:00 - 8:00pm

(538 S. Gilbert Street, Iowa City, IA)
 

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. 

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PARTICIPATING ARTISTS

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Abbas Rattani
Abdullah Qureshi
Ahad Mahmood
Aisha Jemila
Amine Naima
Anum Awan
Driss Chaoui

Ehsaan Mesghali
Hisham Akira Bharoocha
Jameel Paulin
Joy Amina Garnett
Matthew Brooks
Mélika Hashemi
Mounir Fatmi 
Nabi H. Ali

Rakan DiarBakerli

Roya Ahmadi

Saba Taj
Safwat Saleem
Saks Afridi
Samira Idroos

Sanya Dosani
Sara Alfageeh
Sarah-Mecca Abdourahman 
Shahzia Sikander & Ayad Akhtar

Shimul Chowdhury

Solarpunk Surf Club
Tijay Mohammed
Yasmeen Abedifard
Yussef Cole & Saniya Ahmed
Yusuf Siddiquee
Zulfikar Ali Bhutto

SUBMIT ARTWORK
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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 support national efforts, working with U.S. Muslims, to increase mutual understanding and well-being among diverse populations for the benefit of building stronger, inclusive communities. Additional support is provided by Duke Arts, Rubenstein Center for the Arts at Duke University, the Center for Afrofuturist Studies, and Colorado College.

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