Layla Zubi: Between Planned Worlds

Black and white repetitive drawing of houses next to each other in a row angling downwards.

Between Planned Worlds is a body of work by Layla Zubi (M.F.A. '22) that envisions the closeness and vibrancy of community, along with thinking about individualism vs. reductionism in relation to a community's image. Referencing suburban landscape and worship spaces found within mosques, composing these two together as repetitive patterns creates a sense of unity, divide, and the perception of being watched reveal truths that make one believe in illusions and distortions about what a place or peoples are supposed to be and how we're taught to only identify as one thing. 

The Herbert F. Johnson Museum is available to Cornell students, faculty, and staff authorized to be on campus. Please call to make an appointment to view the exhibition at (607) 255-6464, and use the side entrance (Gussman Wing) to enter the museum; the main entrance (Appel Lobby) is closed due to construction.

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