Mizna & Intermedia Arts present Creative Dissent; Popular Arts in the Arab World Uprisings, a touring exhibition running June 5 through Aug. 23, 2014 at Intermedia Arts, 2822 Lyndale Ave S, Minneapolis.
The Opening Reception will be held Monday, June 9, 2014, at 6 p.m. It is free and open to the public.
Creative Dissent 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.
Mizna will host a free community discussion with featured guests touching on the movements in Syria and Egypt and the intersections of politics and art, on Wednesday, July 16, 2014, from 7 to 9 p.m.
A free Poster-Making event will be held on Saturdays, June 28 and Aug 23, 2014, from 12 to 2 p.m. 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. Regular gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday to Friday, and noon to 5 p.m. on Saturday.
Find out more about the exhibition and other Intermedia Arts projects at http://www.intermediaarts.org.