The Jordaan neighborhood of Amsterdam will host an open gallery (Open Ateliers Jordaan) during the Pentecost weekend (10-12 May).  One of the participants this year will be the Fatih mosque which will be the first mosque in the Netherlands to host art-works.

The Fatih mosque is located in the former Saint Ignatius Catholic Church, which was built in the 1920s and used as a church until 1971.  The building is considered a municipal monument.

Most mosques do not allow art but during the weekend the Fatih mosque will present various paintings of abstract art and landscapes.  (see here)

The mosque will offer lectures, workshops and talks on art and Islam, as well as offer people a look into the mosque.

Source: AT5 1, 2 ; Open Ateliers Jordaanmosque project (Dutch)

See also: Reykjavik: Islamic call to prayer, Netherlands: Terrorism as Art, Netherlands: Mosque wins award for municipal planning

Posted By Esther to Islam in Europe


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