My purpose in curating these shows is to promote the understanding of Muslim culture and society, which are still largely misunderstood or incompletely represented in the media. In these exhibitions, calligraphic art serves as a point of departure to bring out the subtleties and contradictions of today’s social, political, economic, and environmental climate. An in-depth understanding of the historical “other” through the medium of art can help to reduce the sense of terror that has been stirred up in today’s society. Perhaps now more than ever, in our increasingly dissonant world, art dialogue is a crucial platform for intercultural exchange in order to overcome polarization and promote a sense of shared humanity. The visual arts can serve as a conduit to stimulate a community’s response and engage in positive discussion. Through these exhibitions, multimedia events and calligraphy demonstrations by Muslim women artists, I hope that viewers will develop a deeper appreciation and connection to our Sacred Arabic words.
UNIVERSAL MESSAGES: NEW VISTAS
Contemporary muslim women artists in the bay area
November 3 – December 2, 2018
“The Word: Visual Interpretations by Local Muslim Women Artists” Exhibition
Saturday, January 25th, 7-9 PM, 2020
Work and Worship: Blended in Muslim Women artists from the Bay Area
March 3, 2020 – Present