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September Thursday

Challenging Identities: Muslim Artists and Visual Narratives


BHS and BRIC bring together this panel of artists to discuss the intersection of their work and identity.

Join three artists whose works challenge and defy conceptions about Muslim-American experiences and identities in this discussion inspired by exhibitions at BHS and BRIC. Kameelah Janan Rasheed’s An Opening, on view at BHS, situates Muslim identities in an opaque landscape of text excerpts and automatically-triggered segments of oral history audio. Asif Mian and Baseera Khan share their mixed-media sculpture and installations that unpack narratives and layer cultural identity with pop culture in Beyond Geographies, on view at BRIC. These artists discuss how their works share slivers of a diverse range of identities in Muslim-American communities in a conversation moderated by curator and essayist Sara Raza.

Presented in connection with BHS’s Muslims in Brooklyn project and the exhibitions An Opening at BHS, and Beyond Geographies: Contemporary Art and Muslim Experience at BRIC House

Image: Asif Mian, “Threat Value,” Hand knotted Afghan rug, machine woven polypropolene rug, 2018

Presented in partnership with BRIC.


Thursday, September 26, 2019

6:30 pm


  • General Admission $5
  • Member Admission Free
Reserve Tickets

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Thanks to our funders

The Muslims in Brooklyn project is made possible through the generous support of Constance L. Christensen; AT&T the Doris Duke Foundation for Islamic Art’s Building Bridges Program; Ford Foundation; New York Community Trust; Nissan Foundation; Pillars Fund; Pop Culture Collaborative, a fiscally sponsored project of Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors; and public funds from the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the NYC Council, with special thanks to Council Members Robert E. Cornegy, Jr., Rafael Espinal, and Brad Lander.