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Sandow Birk: "The American Quran"

The American Quran
2012

The discussion session with artist Sandow Birk focused on his ongoing American Quran project, which aims to hand-transcribe the entire Qur'an according to historic Islamic traditions and to illuminate the text with relevant scenes from contemporary American life. Five years in the making, the project was inspired by a decade of extended travel in Islamic regions of the world and undertaken after extensive research. Qamar Adamjee, Associate Curator of South Asian Art at San Francisco Asian Art Museum, moderated the session. The event was co-sponsored by the Stanford Humanities Center and the Cantor Arts Center.