I’ve also found that my media, guerrilla art, presents a mystery and an impishness consistently missing from serious discourses on the hijab. The terms “hijabizing” or “hijabism” continue to define my work.
9-11 A American Muslim Tribute in Lego. Today is the 10th anniversary of 9/11, a solemn occasion where all of us should sit back and reflect on the tragic events of that day and the lives lost. May the souls of the 3000 or so innocent individuals lost that day rest in peace. Here is a photoessay commemorating the 10th anniversary of 9/11. It is meant to be minimalist and be understood by young and old.
Muslim actors (and others) take note of the quote below. We don’t need to be terrorists on television, or anywhere else. Peter Dinklage Was Smart to Say No – NYTimes.com. He sipped his coffee and pointed out that media portrayal is, in part, the fault of actors who are dwarves. “You can say no. You can not be the object of ridicule.”
LUMA Loyola University Museum of Art. Saturday, May 21 Everyday Art: The Islamic Impact on American Arts 3:00 p.m. Free with museum admission American popular culture reflects the cultural diversity of the American people and helps to shape the way Americans understand themselves. Perhaps the least understood of these influences is the cultural impact of the various Muslim communities that have settled in the United States. The tapestry of influences that converge in popular music, architecture, and literature-the arts we engage with every day-bears witness to the presence of Muslims in America. In this richly illustrated talk, Dr. Hussein Rashid…