Burqa Girls: Shangri-La Remix at LACE

Saturday, November 22, 2014, 4–6pm
Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions

Join The Burqa Girls for a forum on representations of women in Islam and in Western societies, presented by East of Borneo in conjunction with the Los Angeles / Islam Arts Initiative.

The Burqa Girls are a performance and public practice collective using veiling as a means to provoke questions of invisibility and power at the intersection of feminist, privacy, and global justice concerns.

At LACE, they invite three women to share their expert perspectives on contemporary and historical interpretations of Islam in the West. The panel will draw on the exhibitions at Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery showcasing Islamic art from the collection of Doris Duke and works by contemporary artists to describe rhetorics of subjugation and control as they relate to women’s bodies, sexual and queer liberation, and political struggle.

Guests include Dr. Saloni Mathur, Associate Professor in the Department of Art History at UCLA;Rijin Sahakian, Curator of “Shangri-La: Imagined Cities” at the Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery; and Amitis Motevalli, Project Manager, LA / Islam Arts Initiative, City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs.

Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions
6522 Hollywood Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90028

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