Returning again to Daniels Spectrum for its sixth year, (mus)interpreted provides a platform for alternative insights into the diverse realities of Muslim women, through the work of eight Toronto-based, self-identifying Muslim women artists.
Presented by The Truth & Dare Project and curated by Zahra Agjee, this year’s exhibition features returning artists, Ifrah Akram, Leila Fatemi, Hanan Hazime, Hanin Ibrahim, Manaalistan, Mariam Magsi, Meral Pasha and Shazlin Rahman, who all work in a wide variety visual arts mediums and approaches to their craft.
Shazlin Rahman’s work as seen on her @hersarong Instagram account will be featured in the (mus)interpreted exhibition.
The Truth & Dare Project provides free photography-based workshops for young Muslim women in the GTA. They aim to create a safe space for young Muslim women to: collaborate with others who have faced similar adversities; learn individually and collectively; and use visual art as a creative outlet to share their stories, struggles, and triumphs.
(mus)interpreted, as an annual showcase of The Truth & Dare Project is a collective envisioning of an inclusive future where the stories of Muslim women are amplified and celebrated as deeply as they are lived. Each of the artworks are self-reflective and centre the fluidity and playfulness of discovery through creative experimentation. This year’s exhibition runs from October 10 – November 6 at Daniels Spectrum’s second floor Hallway Gallery, with an opening reception on October 10, from 6:30pm-8:30pm.
The Truth & Dare Project is funded by the Toronto Arts Council and supported by the Toronto Artscape Foundation. You can follow along and contribute your perspective through #musinterpreted.