︎

Halal Metropolis Showcase


SEPT. 6-28, 2019


For Halal Metropolis, an exhibition series on Muslim visibility in Southeast Michigan, we curated a Maamoul Press showcase of works created by Muslim Member Artists from the metro Detroit area. All of our selected pieces are handmade, from printmaking, to book-binding, to illustration. Together, the works represent the powerful ways that artists can use self-publishing practices to subvert the many barriers to publication and distribution often faced by artists from marginalized backgrounds. By taking the act of publishing, printing, and producing books, quite literally, into our own hands, we can better control the ways we are depicted, and the stories we want to tell. The works here represent narratives that are multi-layered, diverse, and sometimes conflicting, complicating the conversation around our experiences through for-us-by-us storytelling.

Exhibited artists: Leila Abdelrazaq, Noura Ballout, Yasmine Elhagehassan, Aya Krisht, Amel Omari, Zeinab Saab. 

Find our showcase alongside a wide range of fantastic art from the local Muslim community in this Hamtramck edition of Halal Metropolis at Bank Suey, on view Sept. 6-28, 2019.