Muslim Women’s Art Celebrated At Sharjah Museum
The workshop themed ‘Muslima: Muslim Women’s Art and Voices’, was held on June 15th as part of a year-long international collaboration based on an online project of the same name.
The project was developed by the San Francisco-based online International Museum of Women in partnership with the Sharjah Museum Department, the Women’s Museum in Aarhus, Denmark, and the Ayala Museum in the Philippines.
It aimed to provide a platform for talented Muslim women to exchange ideas and celebrate the way they express art and creativity.
During the workshop Dr Fatima Zahra Hassan presented a talk titled “Finding the Self through the Traditional Arts of Islam”, visual artist Haafiza Sayed discussed “The Path to Self-Realisation through the Medium of Paintings” and journalist and blogger Daliah Merzaban spoke on the subject of “Writing the Self: Reflections on expressing identity and spirituality through the art of the written words”.
The Muslima exhibition also featured art works, poetry, creative writing and new media created by Muslim women from all over the world.
Last year, the museum located in the UAE, educated thousands of online visitors from more than 200 countries and even held “pop-up exhibitions” in countries such as Argentina, Azerbaijan, Canada, Spain, Nigeria, Ukraine, Latvia, Germany, and the United States.