The proliferation of hate crimes, Islamophobia and a limited conception of feminism were the three main ingredients which spurred on Goldsmith graduates Loren and Susanna’s first ever exhibition. Feminisms(s) x The Arab & Muslim Diaspora intimately explores the themes of identity, faith and self: giving artists from these marganilised communities a platform to communicate feminist expressions, outside of western conventions. Feminism(s) name in itself, highlights women are not a monolith and champions their multiplicity – dismantling static stereotypes of women from this diaspora. As a whole, the exhibition will provide a wider critique on feminism’s lack of inclusion to women of colour and faith, and will feature mixed media such as film, photography, sculpture and installations, from the following artists: Maimouna Guerressi, Yumna Al-Arashi, Lilian Netjapour, Nour Malas, Tasnim Baghdadi, Maha Alasaker and Sanaa Hamid.
Brilliant offshoot events will include a panel discussion on the 25th with the exceptionally eloquent photographer Yumna Al-Arashi, along with other artists, discussing the kind of work they’re trying to generate. Meanwhile a zine making workshop could potentially be in the pipeline on Saturday, celebrating collaborate and non-corporately structured creative processes.