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Artnet News article on Damnilookgood

Pakistani Artists Take #DamnILookGood Hijab Selfies

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Saks Afridi and Qinza Najm, a photo from #DamnILookGood, which promotes tolerance for women who choose to wear the hijab. Photo: courtesy of the artists.


http://news.artnet.com/art-world/pakistani-artists-take-damnilookgood-hijab-selfies-131421

International Business News article on Damnilookgood


Wear A Hijab, Take A Selfie For The #DamnILookGood Art Project
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You have to walk a mile in someone’s shoes to really understand them, the saying goes. In a twist on that idea, Pakistani-American artists Qinza Najm and Saks Afridi are inviting people to wear the traditional hijab veil to understand what it's like to be a Muslim. During a recent Brooklyn arts festival, reported the NY Daily News, they invited passersby to don a hijab, take a selfie and post the picture on social media with the hashtag #DamnILookGood. Their aim: to fight Islamophobia, to educate people on the various meanings of the hijab, and to promote tolerance for those who choose to wear a garment with multiple cultural meanings.

http://www.ibtimes.com/wear-hijab-take-selfie-damnilookgood-art-project-1704047

Arte Fuse - Review

Arte Fuse came to the opening of Pakistani-American artist, Qinza Najm for her solo exhibition “Ego vs. Empathy (Sublime Allegory)”. The dueling forces are resplendent in the paintings on display and also large-scale works fit seamlessly into the vast space.

Solo exhibition  at Time Square NYC blog coverage: 

http://artefuse.com/picture-this-keep-your-ego-in-check-at-smv-gallery/

White Hot Magazine - Review

Her work draws from a great swath of art historical references. Departure from Pain depicts a cityscape left behind. Drenched in cotton candy pinks and oranges, it is a half-stone, half-gingerbread construction suggestive of both Florine Stettheimer’s High Modern series The Cathedrals of Art as well as Pozzo Andrea’s 17th Century famous fresco depicting a wedding feast at Cana surrounded by painted marble arches, balustrades, pillars and columns— 

http://whitehotmagazine.com/articles/qinza-najm-smv-gallery-space/2867  
Above article published in White Hot Magazine Nov 2013 issues 

Governor Island Exibition

Governor Island: only 100 national and international artists were selected from a pool of huge number of submissions by 4heads team to exhibit their work at Governor Island Art Fair September 2013.

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Curate NYC

http://www.curatenyc.org/2013/qinza-najm-entry 

Rush Art Gallery in Chelsea

Rush Art Gallery in Chelsea: “What will the future bring?” was the question asked by Curate NYC to all the artists who submitted work. New York City has always been the hub of transformation, a bustling center of media / commerce / art / ideas, and it will always keep changing. The work ranged from photographs, collage, and painting.  

http://artefuse.com/new-york-city-25-years-in-the-future-top-150-entries-at-rush-gallery/