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Popular Arts of the Arab World Uprisings
Mizna and Intermedia Arts present
CREATIVE DISSENT: POPULAR ARTS OF THE ARAB WORLD UPRISINGS
Dates: June 5 - August 23, 2014
Gallery Hours: 10AM-6PM, Monday-Friday; 12-5PM Saturday | $3 Suggested Donation

Opening Reception: 6PM, Monday June 9, 2014 | FREE


Creative Dissent: Arts of the Arab World Uprisings touring exhibition is designed to immerse visitors in the creative vitality of the continually evolving uprising movement commonly referred to as the "Arab Spring." Drawn into the exhibit by songs and the call and response chants so commonly associated with these populist movements, visitors will experience how freedom of speech merged with artistic expression - capturing the anger, elation, frustration, and hope of these revolutions in the form of graffiti, video, cartoons, music, photography, posters, and even puppetry.  

Community Dialogue
Wednesday, July 16, 2014 | 7-9PM | FREE
Mizna hosts a discussion with featured guests touching on the movements in Syria and Egypt and the intersections of politics and art.   
 
Poster-Making
Saturdays, June 28 & Aug 23, 2014 | 12-2PM | FREE
Stop by the gallery and make a poster using stencils from Mizna's Arab Spring participatory art project, created by street artists from Egypt and the US.  

This exhibit is a touring exhibit that was created in collaboration between the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor and the Arab American National Museum, Dearborn. It was curated by Christiane Gruber and Nama Khalil.


ABOUT MIZNA | www.mizna.org
Mizna is a Twin Cities non-profit arts organization that promotes contemporary expressions of Arab American culture. We publish the literary journal Mizna: Prose, Poetry and Art Exploring Arab America, produce the Twin Cities Arab Film Festival, and offer varied other readings, performances, art projects, and community events.



Creative Dissent: Arts of the Arab World Uprisings is a collaboration between the Arab American National Museum and guest curators, Christiane Gruber and Nama Khalil of the University of Michigan.
 
This AANM exhibition tour is made possible in part by funding from The Kresge Foundation