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Talks | Feb 27 2020 1 pm

Meet Over Lunch: Abdullah Qureshi, Mythological Migrations

Mythological Migrations: Chapter 1: The Nightclub, a project by Abdullah Qureshi, commissioned by PUBLICS for Today Is Our Tomorrow festival at Club Kaiku, Helsinki, September 2019. Photograph courtesy: Aman Askarizad.

Thursday, February 27, 2020
1 pm (free and open to the public)
Residency Unlimited (RU)
360 Court Street (enter the Church through the main entrance)
Brooklyn, NY 11231

Abdullah Qureshi is a Pakistani born artist, educator, and cultural producer. Within his practice, he is interested in using painting and collaborative methodologies to address personal histories, traumatic pasts, and childhood memories. Through his on-going doctoral project, entitled Mythological Migrations: Imagining Queer Muslim Utopias, he examines formations of queer identity and resistance in Muslim migratory contexts.

Mythological Migrations: Imagining Queer Muslim Utopias is a three-year multidisciplinary project that contextualizes narratives and experiences of LGBTIQ+ Muslim immigrants in Finland in Islamic mythologies, history, and contemporary art. The talk focuses on the project's artistic components, Chapter 1: The Nightclub, a one-night exhibit that investigates the nightclub as a site of methodology, focusing on artistic approaches investigating queerness and Islam in a migratory context, and Chapter 2: The Darkroom that addresses histories of brown and black bodies being fetishized from a racially white lens.

The Meet Over Lunch series is an ongoing invitation extended to local and visiting art practitioners to present their practice and projects to the RU community during lunchtime. Guests are welcome to bring food and beverages.

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