Solidarity Works: Politics of Cultural Memory

Azra Akšamija, Museum Solidarity Day, 2013

Opening Reception: Thursday December 5, 5:30-7pm

On view in SA+Ps Wolk Gallery from December 6, 2013 through March 21, 2014, Solidarity Works presents recent work by Azra Akšamija, Class of 1922 Career Development Professor in the Department of Architecture and Assistant Professor in SA+P’s Program in Art, Culture and Technology.

Solidarity Works explores how art and architecture can act as vehicles for community making, both real and imagined, and generate a sense of solidarity in contexts of conflict and crisis. Critical reflections on Islamic architecture and the politics of cultural memory are presented through multiple thematic clusters. For more information visit the Wolk Gallery website.

Bridging art, architecture and history, Solidarity Works presents work in a variety of media, including textile, furniture, architectural sculpture, video, audio and networked productions. Featured is Akšamija’s prayer space design at the Islamic cemetery in Altach, Austria, winner of a 2013 Aga Khan Award.