Frontier Vest at the Museum of Arte Útil

Azra Akšamija, Frontier Vest, 2006
ACT at MIT

 

Azra Akšamija’s Frontier Vest is on view at the Museum of Arte Útil in Eindhoven, The Netherlands. The Museum is a platform for art that can be used as a tool to address current societal and global circumstances. “The Frontier Vest hybridizes different religious equipment and a contemporary vest design. … Pointing at the shared histories and belief systems of Judaism and Islam, the Frontier Vest can be transformed either into a tallit, a Jewish prayer shawl, or into an Islamic prayer rug,” writes Akšamija. Read more…

 

The exhibition runs through March 30, 2014. Click here to learn more about the Museum of Arte Útil.