The Contest of the Fruits - Bacteria Bar: Twelve Gates Exhibition Opening

Friday, October 15, 2021
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM (ET)
OCL Twelve Gates Arts | 106 N. 2nd St, Philadelphia
Event Type
Reception/Community Gathering
Weissinger, James R
Huford Center for Arts & Humanities

The Contest of the Fruits: Bacteria Bar Opening Reception at Twelve Gates Arts (in-person)


5:30 PM — 7:30 PM

Twelve Gates Arts | 106 N. 2nd St, Philadelphia, PA 19106

Free with RSVP:

Bacteria Bar is a pop-up exhibition by Slavs and Tatars at Twelve Gates Arts with fresh Ayran and snacks served. Join us for opening night on Friday, October 15. This exhibition will run from October 15- December 18, 2021 and is part of The Contest of the Fruits Exhibits & Events. 

The Contest of the Fruits takes a nineteenth-century Uyghur allegorical poem as the point of departure for investigations into language, politics, religion, humor, resilience, and resistance in a pluralistic world. It includes a virtual series, publication, new animation work, and exhibition at Haverford’s Cantor Fitzgerald Gallery by renowned artist collective Slavs and Tatars in partnership with Haverford College’s Hurford Center for the Arts and Humanities, Twelve Gates Arts, and the Philadelphia chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-Philadelphia

The Contest of the Fruits exhibit runs from September 10th - December 12, 2021. All exhibits and events are free and open to the public. For full schedule details and locations, visit: If you have any questions, please email: 

The Contest of the Fruits is supported by The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage

Visitors to The Contest of the Fruits exhibition and related in-person programming are required to wear masks at all times while indoors. Visitors should practice social distancing when interacting with anyone outside their family. If you or anyone in your group feels unwell, thinks they may have been exposed to someone with COVID-19, or are waiting for COVID-19 test results, please refrain from visiting and reschedule your visit for another time.

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