The IAMCC Art and Activism Series: Art and Activism in Contemporary Global Landscapes

The Islamic Art & Material Culture Collaborative (IAMCC) is pleased to announce the launch of the second iteration of its online conversation series. This new series entitled Art and Activism in Contemporary Global Landscapes will consist of 4 monthly sessions held on Zoom on Saturdays from January to May at 11 a.m. EST. Our 2023 series aims to highlight the intersectionality and dynamism of art and activism by hosting conversations with contemporary artists from Islamic contexts who create works of art that demand social and political change.  All sessions are FREE but registration via Eventbrite is required. Please see below for a list of all the sessions. Please note that details are correct at the time of posting but may be subject to change. Further details, including how to register, can be found on the IAMCC webpage

About the IIS  

The IAMCC is housed at the Institute of Islamic Studies (IIS) at the University of Toronto. The IIS produces enriching research centered on Islam and Muslims across academia, communities, policies, and cultures.  

Art and Activism in Contemporary Global Landscapes: Conversations with Contemporary Artists from the Islamic World  
An Initiative of the Islamic Art and Material Culture Collaborative (IAMCC), Toronto, Canada 

Hosted by Sanniah Jabeen, Senior Fellow, IAMCC, PhD Candidate, Department of Art History, University of Toronto.  

  • Saturday 18th February 2023, 11am EST: Register Here  
    “Mythological Migrations: Imagining Queer Muslim Utopias” 
    Abdullah Qureshi, multidisciplinary artist, curator, and educator, Espoo, Finland
  • Saturday 15th April 2023, 11am EST: Register Here 
    “Art on the Streets: Human Rights, Feminism and South Asian Identity”
    Shehzil Malik, visual artist and activist, Berlin, Germany  
  • Saturday 27th May 2023, 11am EST: Register Here
    “Contested Identities: At the Intersection of Black, British and Muslim” 
    Ejatu Shaw, photographer and visual Artist, London, England