Wafaa Bilal's "Virtual Jihadi" finds a home

wafaa_bilal_virtual_jihadi_characterLast week RPI closed the exhibit of artist-in-residence Wafaa Bilal's "Virtual Jihadi," a video game mod that casts Bilal as a suicide bomber out to kill President Bush. Now the Sanctuary for Independent Media in Troy has taken in the work and will exhibit the installation a various times throughout the next month.

The first chance to see "Virtual Jihadi" there will be tonight. Bilal will be there for a reception at 6 pm, followed by a showing at 7. Admission is a suggested $10 donation.

There also seems to be a protest against Bilal's work planned for tonight outside the gallery.

Earlier on AOA:
+ More about that artist at RPI who had his exhibition suspended

image: Wafaa Bilal

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The Sanctuary for Independent Media
3361 6th Avenue
Troy, NY 12180

site: thesanctuaryforindependentmedia.org

phone: 518-272-2390

It seems it might be a little bit tricky getting there because the street names change at one point, so you might want to take a look at the org's directions.

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