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Duke Arts Presents


August 16 - September 18, 2022

In mid-August, Duke Arts welcomes ALHAMDU | MUSLIM FUTURISM, a month-long experiential art exhibition in Duke’s Rubenstein Arts Center created by NY-based arts and culture collective MIPSTERZ. This groundbreaking exhibit explores the theme of Muslim Futurism: an emerging aesthetic that draws inspiration from Afrofuturism to envision an inclusive, utopic tomorrow. Incorporating large-scale textiles, paintings, collages, experimental film, gaming, and an immersive installation, ALHAMDU invites visitors to imagine — and help create — a world in which Muslims exist boldly, proudly, and unapologetically. In conjunction with the exhibit, we also invite the public to join for a series of free programs, including a pop-up showcase and concert at NorthStar Church of the Arts on Friday, September 9th, and a panel discussion and film screening at the Rubenstein Arts Center on Saturday, September 10th, featuring films by Saleem Reshamwala, Abbas Rattani, and Aleah Marrow.