January 17 - June 3, 2012
New Media Niche, Fleming Lobby
In a world of mounting tensions between the Middle East and much of the West, Iranian-born artist Shahram Entekhabi's film Happy Meal (2004),
featuring a young Muslim girl wearing a chador - a full-body-length garment worn by Muslim women - and eating a McDonalds "Happy Meal," makes
one question the stereotypes of both East and West. The film encourages one to think about the constant collision of cultures in today's world,
and the possibility and excitement of a hybrid culture forming through this intersection.
This exhibition was organized by the Fleming Museum of Art, with generous support the Kalkin Family Exhibitions Endowment Fund.