Volunteer for Where Do You Want Ghosts to Reside?
Join us on Friday, January 17, 2020 for the opening reception of Where Do You Want Ghosts to Reside? This group project curated by Artist-Curators Azin Seraj and Zulfikar Ali Bhutto rearticulates historical narratives of the Middle East, North Africa, and South Asia, examining ways in which nationalistic stories are told in support of oppressive ideologies and biases. Six visual artists from Iran, Pakistan, India, and Egypt utilize the transformative power of telling their own histories to untangle and rework problematic pasts and forgotten Islamic myths.
The exhibition will include work by Morehshin Allahyari, Heba Y. Amin, Anum Awan, Arshia Haq, Shirin Fahimi, and Umber Majeed. These artists layer a poetics of their own personal histories with nationalist narratives, to humanize and bring nuance into the conversation, as a counterpoint to reductively framing their stories as those of violence and victimhood.
Please feel welcome to sign up - we will need help setting up, serving at the bar, and taking care of the SoEx building. See you soon!