CURRENT EXHIBITION

Artifacts of Place
November 8 – December 15, 2019

Opening Reception: November 8th, 7:00 – 9:00pm

Featuring the works of Joyce Dallal, Dalia Baassiri, Mary Tuma, Daiffa Dessine, Arghavan Khosravi, Reem Bassous, Armita Raafat, Helen Zughaib, and Ekram Alrowmeim.
Curated by Isabelle Garbani

What is place? What is nationality? Why do we define our identity with the country where we happen to be born? Why does a culture which we accidentally inherit, with its arbitrary sets of conventions and etiquette, become such an important part of who we are, to the point of drawing impenetrable borders, keeping “the others” away?

This exhibit looks at how artists celebrate, evaluate, and use their cultural heritage in their visual language, and examines how place and experience can shape cultural identity.

Women artists from the Middle East, North Africa, and the US were selected not only because their work deals with cultural issues, but also because of where they currently live: some live and work in the Middle East, others are part of the diaspora, some are second generation children of immigrants, living in America.

This exhibit explores how perceptions of culture can change through immigration, and how that experience can influence artistic choices. More importantly, the show is a celebration of culture, differences, and the arbitrariness of it all.

 


Exhibition Programming & Events


Sunday, November 17, 1:00 – 6:00pm
Life: Immigration Game play session

Life Immigration Game takes the original Milton Bradley “Game of Life”, and replaces the game tiles with new pieces which are related and relevant to the life of an immigrant to the United States.
@ Stand4 Gallery
414 78th Street, Brooklyn NY 11209

FREE EVENT but RSVP as space is limited.


Thursday, November 21, 6:30 – 10:00pm
Free Screening of
Father K
Directed by Judd Ehrlich, Father K is a documentary film about Khader El Yateem’s campaign for local city council.
@ Stand4 Gallery
414 78th Street, Brooklyn NY 11209

FREE EVENT but RSVP as space is limited.


Friday, November 22, 6:30 – 10:00pm
Free Screening of Father K

Directed by Judd Ehrlich, Father K is a documentary film about Khader El Yateem’s campaign for local city council.
@ Stand4 Gallery
414 78th Street, Brooklyn NY 11209

FREE EVENT but RSVP as space is limited.


Sunday, November 24, 6:00 – 9:00pm

Free Screening of Father K
Directed by Judd Ehrlich, Father K is a documentary film about Khader El Yateem’s campaign for local city council.
@ An-Noor Social Center
7114 5th Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11209

FREE EVENT but RSVP as space is limited.


Thursday, December 5
, 6:30 – 9:00pm
Artist Talk with Reem Bassous

“Maps to Nowhere: Navigating the Middle East”
@ Stand4 Gallery
414 78th Street, Brooklyn NY 11209


Sunday, December 15, 1:00 – 6:30pm

Pot luck: everyone who participated in the recipe exchange (and even if you didn’t!) will come together to share food, and get to know one another.
@ An-Noor Social Center
7114 5th Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11209


On-going November 8 – December 15, 2019
Recipe Exchange

Do you have a favorite food that reminds you of home?
Share it with the community!
We are having a recipe exchange during the exhibit of Artifacts of Place.
Email us your recipe, and we will post it on our website.
You can also drop by the gallery (Saturday and Sunday 12-6pm) to see the show and drop off your recipe in person.

On December 15, we will have a potluck dinner at An-Noor Social Center, where you have the option of making your own recipe, or picking someone else’s favorite food to cook!

The rules are simple:

  • Try to keep the recipes fairly simple (in case someone else wants to try and make your favorite food)
  • Try to limit the number of ingredients to under 10
  • Try to keep the entire cost for the ingredients to under $20

We look forward to sharing a meal with you!