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Date & Time
Wednesday, November 7 at 5:00 pm8:00 pm
Admission
RSVP is mandatory: email libby.dotson@duke.edu with the title "ENDOGENOUS-ZONES RSVP"
Venue
The Agora (Studio 129) at the Rubenstein Arts Center
2020 Campus Dr
Durham, NC 27705 United States
Description

Saba Taj is a queer, Muslim, femme, mixed media artist from North Carolina. She will be facilitating “Endogenous Zones” which is focused on the creation of mixed media reproductive anatomy pieces.

There will be directed instruction that will identify the names and functions of the different parts, and their forms (which is emphasized by the fact that attendees will also be drawing these forms). Once the basics are drawn together, participants will utilize mixed media materials to highlight the textures and personalities of their anatomies as a reflective activity. This workshop is part of the Calla Campaign for women’s health, which aims to integrate science and arts for empowerment.

Saba Taj, Manal, 2016, Acrylic on canvas. itssabataj.com
Saba Taj (b. 1986) is a visual artist based in Durham, NC. Heavily inspired by Islamic stories and speculative fiction, Saba uses interdisciplinary practices to illustrate the in-betweenness of identity, as embodied by hybridized figures. Taj remixes cultural references from her South Asian, Southern American, Muslim, and queer identities and explores themes of diaspora, inherited trauma and apocalypse.

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