On Art, Home, & Belonging' at Gallery 102
Date(s) - 06/28/2019
6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Justice For Muslims Collective
About this Event
Join us for a night of art, music, poetry, and a community conversation around themes of home and belonging for Muslim immigrants and the diaspora. The gathering will be held at Gallery 102, where Sobia Ahmad’s current art show ‘Imbrications’ is on view. The artwork in Sobia’s show captures the reverberating implication of legal language on immigrant communities.
You are invited to experience the power of storytelling in art and activism, and share your own or your family’s experience of immigration and belonging at an open mic. JMC’s Darakshan Raja will also hold a conversation with Sobia about healing, her art, and how it relates to her identity as a Muslim woman, and navigating the art world as an immigrant artist.
6:30-7:30 — Music, mingle, munch
7:30-8:00 — A conversation with Sobia Ahmad about healing, her art and how it relates to her identity as a Muslim woman, and navigating the art world as an immigrant artist
8:00-9:30 — Open mic, poetry reading, community reflection
Sobia Ahmad is a multimedia artist. She was born and raised in Pakistan and moved the United States at the age of fourteen. A strong believer in the power of art for social justice, she explores how our deeply intimate struggles of searching for home and belonging can inform larger conversations about national identity, cultural memory, and gender. Sobia is a cultural organizer who is interested in highlighting the impact of political, social, and cultural forces on personal and community experiences. Since 2017, Sobia has been collecting ID photos of Muslim immigrants to raise awareness about the psychological toll of unjust policies such as the Travel Ban on her immediate community and beyond. She transfers these ID photos on Islamic-shaped tiles for an on-going installation called Small Identities. Her work can be found at www.sobiaahmad.com.