Studio Jum'ah: Friday prayer at the Tate

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STUDIO JUM’AH (2018) | Studio Complex: Tate Exchange

STUDIO JUM’AH was a re-imagining of the muslim Friday prayer, as a site of contemporary art & knowledge production. Aspects of the prayer relating to participation, structure, hierarchy and pedagogy were reconfigured in light of the public institutional setting. Furthermore, this intervention interrogated the idea of a studio and gallery as sanctified spaces of western modernity; spaces which often function as socially-removed and exclusionary – especially when it comes to diasporic bodies of flesh and praxis.

Collaborators: Jumanah Moon, Lara Orawski, Hassan Vawdah, Hassen Rasool, CSM.
Documentation: Anamarija Podrebarac, Heiba Lamara & Abbas Zahedi.