Haseeb Ahmed's new monumental work Ummah HQ is on view in the exhibition "MONOCULTURE - A Recent History" at M HKA Antwerp.
Curated by Nav Haq, the exhibition begins from the principle that any understanding of ‘multiculture’, should necessitate an investigation of ‘monoculture’. The societal understanding of monoculture can be defined as the homogeneous expression of the culture of a single social or ethnic group. The project seeks to approach the notion of monoculture with an open mind. It will thus aim for an analysis of, rather than an antithesis to, monoculture, approaching it not only from historical, social, cultural and ideological perspectives, but also philosophical, linguistic and agricultural ones.
Exhibition runs from September 25 2020 - April 25, 2021.