Halal - 2

Light 2020

Racism underlies many of the words in our politics today and permeates a broader history of exclusion in the United States that many Americans are oblivious of or condone. Racism evidenced in the language of Trump’s tweets and some responses to them raises the question of who and what determines, the right for one to stay or leave. 

 

*Although the word “halal” is usually only equated with food in the West, the actual translation is “lawful” or “permissible” as defined by Shari’ah law and carries a deeper cultural and ideological meaning.

Neon Art, Installation, Halal, Light, Raheleh Filsoofi
Neon Sign Art, Halal, Installation, Raheleh Filsoofi