Creative Dissent: Arts of the Arab Uprisings

In the Wolk Gallery through December 23, 2015

Creative dissentAga Khan Documentation Center at MIT is sponsoring Creative Dissent: Arts of the Arab World Uprisings through December 23, 2015 in the Wolk Gallery at MIT.

Creative Dissent: Arts of the Arab World Uprisings is a touring exhibition designed to immerse visitors in the creative vitality of the continually evolving uprising movement commonly referred to as the “Arab Spring.” It is a multi-media exhibition, originally curated by Dr. Christiane Gruber (University of Michigan).

The mission of the exhibition is to engage the viewer through sound and sight–capturing the anger, elation, frustration, and hope of these revolutions in the form of graffiti, video, cartoons, music, photography, posters, and even puppetry–allowing the viewer to gain a greater understanding of how the public sphere and public space informed, and continues to inform, the ongoing revolutions.

The exhibition is curated for MIT by Sharon C. Smith, Program Head, AKDC@MIT, and supported by MIT MuseumMIT Libraries, Aga Khan Program for Islamic Architecture at MIT, SA+P, Arab American National Museum (Dearborn, MI), Kresge Foundation, and Center for Arabic Culture (Somerville, MA).

The Elliot K. Wolk Gallery is free and open to the public Monday through Friday, 9AM – 5PM. The gallery is located in MIT Building 7, Room 338, at 77 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge.