Last year, we celebrated the launch of New York Arab Festival, an art and culture program dedicated to resisting the erasure of Arab culture in the city. The festival is now back in its second edition, with a series of activities and performances taking place between April 7 – May 17, coinciding with the Arab American Heritage Month.
This year’s edition is spearheaded by Ancient Futures, an exhibition of painting, digital, performance and video art curated by Adham Hafez, and featuring works by Ahaad Alamoudy, Obaid Al Safi, Mariam Sadik, and Manar Abdelmaaboud. The exhibition is taking place at The Opening Gallery on 42 Walker Street in TriBeCa from April 10-21.
NYAF is organized by HaRaKa and Wizara, who have been doing remarkable work onboarding Arab artists to Web3, and showcasing the work of Arab artists on the frontiers of technological innovation.