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ALHAMDU | MUSLIM FUTURISM

September 13, 2024 - January 11, 2025

ALHAMDU | MUSLIM FUTURISM is an evolving multidisciplinary exhibition and archive created by MIPSTERZ featuring a variety of work from paintings, photography, illustrations and sculptures to installations, digital media, soundscapes, film, virtual reality, and interactive experiences. ALHAMDU explores Muslim Futurism, a cultural and artistic approach that learns from Afrofuturism—a movement visualizing alternate and liberating futures of Black bodies. Muslim Futurism also incorporates ideas drawn from global resistance and liberation movements (e.g., Palestinian, Sudanese, Rohingya, Uyghur—to name a few), as well as Islamic understandings of love and justice to imagine a flourishing Muslim future for all. This immersive art exhibition and associated programs explore five themes: imagination, identity, community, resistance, and liberation. Each theme is explored from an artistic, community, and academic lens considering what “Muslim Futurism” means, draws from, and works toward.

ALHAMDU | MUSLIM FUTURISM consists of original MIPSTERZ artwork and contributions from Muslim, Muslim-adjacent, and ally artists. As part of this project, we invite all artists local to Colorado Springs and surrounding regions to contribute to the exhibition. Call for artwork submissions information

About MIPSTERZ
MIPSTERZ is a non-traditional arts and culture collective for emerging Muslim, Muslim-adjacent, and allied creatives. We enable and amplify creative voices by presenting and producing cultural alternatives. MIPSTERZ helps marginalized creators build, collaborate, or experiment with diverse folks who share a common connection to a larger tradition. The collective has featured work in popular media and academia to museums and art spaces—bringing multi-dimensional third-culture-inspired voices and stories to the forefront. Learn more about MIPSTERZ

Support for this exhibition is provided by the Doris Duke Foundation for Islamic Art’s Building Bridges Program. The mission of the Building Bridges Program is to support national efforts, working with U.S. Muslims, to increase mutual understanding and well-being among diverse populations for the benefit of building stronger, inclusive communities. Support for ALHAMDU | MUSLIM FUTURISM at the Fine Arts Center is provided by the Catharine and Bart Holaday Endowment for Interactive Art.

Additional venues for ALHAMDU | MUSLIM FUTURISM include:

Top image: Diane Valera for MIPSTERZ.

Sponsors

Catharine and Bart Holaday Endowment for Interactive Art