Sajjad Musa Collages Currency in NYC
Multimedia artist Sajjad Musa's new show Break Bread, opens soon in NYC. A weekend pop-up exhibition of his latest collage art series, the show will be open for public viewing from July 28th-30th, 12-6pm, at 127 Tompkins Avenue Brooklyn, NY 11206.
Utilizing fragments of international currency, Break Bread aims to challenge society's view of money as a Dystopian catalyst of division and separation among people. Meticulously hand-crafted, this body of work touches on topics of political leadership, racial equality, sexuality, violence, and everyday life. Each piece serves as a visual metaphor for the commonalities between all cultures and communities, re-imagining our world as a harmonious shared universe, employing money as a vehicle for shared wealth and prosperity rather than mass consumption and greed.
“Growing in New York in the 80’s and 90’s, we would say “break bread” to imply either sharing food or divvying up money from a neighborhood hustle," Musa explains. "Through this project, I’m framing this saying as a metaphor start a conversation about sharing resources on a global scale for community-building.”
Sajjad Musa is an emerging multi-media artist based in New York City. Incorporating a variety of creative mediums including stencil, collage, painting, photography and audio production, his work investigates contemporary urban culture through sound and aesthetics atypical to inner-city life.