Breaking Down a Cultural Wall

Breaking Down a Cultural Wall

With graffiti, British artist offers vision of unity between Islam, West … but mural here must wait By Azam Ahmed, Tribune staff reporter In a world where Islam and the West are sometimes viewed as clashing cultures, Mohammed Ali’s art says otherwise. Like...
Muslim group wants apology from Stone

Muslim group wants apology from Stone

BY ESTHER J. CEPEDA Staff Reporter A misunderstanding about permit requirements for public art has a North Side Islamic group calling for an apology from an alderman facing a runoff Tuesday. The Chicago chapter of the Islamic Center of North America says Ald. Bernie...
Chicagoist: Painted Into a Corner

Chicagoist: Painted Into a Corner

Just days before he faces Naisy Dolar at the ballot box in Chicago’s 50th Ward, Bernie Stone is facing a different kind of challenge in his ward: public art, and the tension it can create in the community. Mohammed Ali, a British Muslim artist who is touring the...