Khamsa: The 5 Stages of Grief

Khamsa is a visual and musical journey through the five stages of grief, encouraging the audience to explore different aspects of trauma’s universality.

A collaborative creation led by Muslim artist, community organizer and activist Guled Muse in partnership with ARTogether, Khamsa will be a multimedia installation with five separate rooms, each addressing a different stage of the grieving process: denial, anger, bargaining, depression and acceptance. Collaborating artists will include musicians and visual artists of color from across the United States. The vision of Khamsa is to spark new narratives around grief and trauma, using different media and disciplines to present new perspectives on mental health.

The Khamsa exhibition is scheduled to launch in 2022.