Announced: “Executive (Dis)Order – Art, Displacement & the Ban” @ Queens Museum

Join the celebratory opening of “Executive (Dis)Order: Art, Displacement & the Ban,” a group exhibition organized by Artistic Freedom Initiative (AFI), hosted by Queens Museum’s Community Partnership Gallery.

This exhibition brings together artists responding to the complex circumstances catalyzed by restricting physical, intellectual, and creative mobility. The exhibition highlights works by AFI-supported artists who have been impacted by the travel ban, or Executive Order 13780, alongside artists whose works reflect struggles and experiences of drift and restraint in the face of socio-political instability.

The exhibition’s opening day reception, held December 15th, will feature a meet and greet with the artists and a musical performance by Amir ElSaffar and legendary, Baghdad-based Hamid Al-Saadi, the world’s foremost living performer of the Iraqi Maqam. Join AFI, their partners, supporters, and friends, as they celebrate all they have accomplished this year, and toast to everything on the horizon in 2019! Drinks will be served.

Participating artists are Rashwan Abdelbaki, Ali Chitsaz, Reem Gibriel, Nadia Gohar, Ibi Ibrahim, Ifrah Mansour, Esperanza Mayobre, Remijon Pronja, Nooshin Rostami, Asiya Al-Sharabi, and Sufyvn.

The exhibition is organized by independent curator Osman Can Yerebakan.

Return for this exhibition’s programming:

An associated concert, featuring back to back performances by revolutionary musicians Ramy Essam of Egypt and Iranian sister duo ABJEEZ will be held on January 3rd at (le) Poisson Rouge. Doors @ 7 pm / Show @ 8 pm. Tickets on sale soon!

The associated film program is organized by ArteEast, and features filmmakers Hala Alabdalla, Ammar Albeik, and Jalal Maghout. Screenings will be held December 16th and January 19th at 3 pm at Queens Museum’s theater.


AFI is a program of the SDK Foundation for Human Dignity, a registered 501(c)3 non-profit

Queens Museum
New York City Building
Flushing Meadows Corona Park
Queens, NY 11368

Author: c_priority

artist / curator / slap tagger @ GSWW ~ Principal @ ladderandkey

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