Muslims showcase contemporary art in Pittsburgh.
"THE QURAN IS THE QURAN - IT IS everything or nothing," says Los Angeles-based contemporary artist Sandow Birk about his "American Quran" project. Birk and eight other artists are displaying their work at an exhibit that merges, for the first time in the Midwest, the seemingly disjointed realms of Islamic art and contemporary art.
"Dis [Locating] Culture: Contemporary Islamic Art in America," which runs at the Michael Berger Gallery in Pittsburgh through the end of July, aims to emphasize the interconnectedness between Muslims and others in America.
Gallery owner Michael Bergers purpose in bringing the exhibit to …