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Baseera Khan’s Psychedelic Prayer Rugs Project

psychedelic prayer rugs photo by gail worley
All Photos By Gail

While the current big ticket item at the Brooklyn Museum has to be the Christian Dior retrospective, which opened in September, there’s another must-see exhibit tucked way on the museum’s 4th floor: Baseera Khan’s wildly engaging I Am an Archive.  On view here are rich and multilayered sculptures, installations, collages, drawings, photographs, an original music soundtrack, and a video.  Khan’s cross-media practice investigates othering, surveillance, cultural exploitation, anti-blackness, and xenophobia within our public and private spaces — and proposes avenues for protection and liberation. Her work is extremely timely and a real eye-opener.

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