Queer Habibi, Yalla Club, Date unknown

Queer-y-ing the Arab Virtual Walkthrough


Opening Reception
Online, with on-site exhibition at 291 Church Street

Thursday, March 18, 2021, 6:00 pm
Exhibition on view March 18 - May 15, 2021

Join us for a virtual tour of Queer-y-ing the Arab with curator Earl of Bushwick. We will walk-through the virtual exhibition space, learn about the ideas and research behind the exhibition as well as the artists and contributors. There will be time for questions and dialogue.

The Earl of Bushwick is a playful artistic persona. As a non-binary queer Arab and immigrant, they are concerned with ideas of the Queer, the Other, and issues of not belonging, especially as it applies to art and class. Through their fluid night practice, they share and create safe spaces for identities and artists who do not fit or belong, as the Earl themselves spends their days operating as an orthopedic surgeon. Their home in Brooklyn, dubbed The Earl's Court (2015), is a long-running safe space and art project. They performed Bushwick Burqa at the Armory Show, (New York, 2012 and 2013); presented Rent a Burqa at Bushwick Open Studios (Brooklyn, 2013); and they previously exhibited at the National Arts Club, New York (2019). The Earl of Bushwick also curated We are not artists (2017), and Red Black and Nude (2018).