Synopsis Ahmed Mater
An illuminating look at one of the Middle East’s most fascinating contemporary artists, this survey is the first to explore the life abd art of Dr. Ahmed Mater’s work, exhibited internationally and in the collections of the British Museum and Los Angeles County Museum of Art, is informed by his education and life as a medical doctor, as well as by his traditional upbringing in Saudia Arabia. His works, which encompasses photography, calligraphy, painting, installation, performance and video, explore the narratives and aesthetics of Islamic culture in an era of globalization, consumerism and transformation. This book examines four of Mater’s most significant projects to date, and includes contributions from leading scholars and commentators writing from London, Riyadh, Los Angeles, Abha, Sana’a and Amsterdam.
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