August 16 – September 18, 2022

Presented as part of Duke Performances’ Building Bridges Initiative, funded, in part, by the Doris Duke Foundation for Islamic Art & the National Endowment for the Arts, & co-sponsored by the Duke Islamic Studies Center. In partnership with the Duke Middle East Studies Center.

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.