Fri, Jun 22 - Aug 11, 2018

Kushboo Kataria Gulati | Negine Jasmine Sekandari | Paradise Khanmalek | Niqabae

Curated by Sepideah Mohsenian-Rahman

June 22nd - August 12, 2018

Opening reception: Friday, June 22nd, 6 - 8:30 pm - featuring DJ Cardigan and Youth Poet Laureate of Philadelphia, Husnaa Hashim

A collective exhibit featuring diaspora artists from Afghanistan, India and Pakistan, NAZAR is a love letter to oneself. A study on identity, power, pleasure, and protection - and the vulnerabilities inherent with each. The artists contribute pieces that decolonize perceptions of beauty, femininity, wisdom, and strength. Each artist peels away layers of neocolonial impositions  rooted in proximity to whiteness, and centralizes an authentic self in resistance to trans-generational trauma, patriarchal paranoia, and intertwined imperialism.  From nudes to niqabs, NAZAR showcases the present and future of radical brown imaginations.  

Summer Hours (May 29 - August 12): Thursday to Saturday 11-6PM

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Through a unique and thought-provoking atmosphere,
Twelve Gates Arts aims to showcase international, multidisciplinary arts
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