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Edge of Arabia Istanbul: TRANSiTION

Sanat Limani, Istanbul

5 Nov - 26 Dec, 2010

As part of the official exhibitions programme of the European Capital of Culture 2010, Edge of Arabia presented TRANSiTION, the two month closing exhibition of Istanbul 2010. This is Edge of Arabia’s most ambitious exhibition to date, and the largest ever showing of Gulf artists in Turkey.

TRANSiTION is a showcase for 22 emerging Saudi artists who are pushing the boundaries of contemporary art practice in the Kingdom. These artists, whose work spans a full range of installation, performance, photography, painting, video and sculpture, represent a new generation of creative voices, reaching out across borders.

The title TRANSiTION references the extraordinary era of change that young Saudi artists are living through today, and how many of them have chosen to document shifting conceptions of self, faith, culture and society in their work.

Through the artists’ visions we bear witness to a world in transition; a world where political, cultural and physical realities are in dramatic flux, and where the central axes of identity and faith are adapting to the influences of technology, consumer culture and the global information age.

For TRANSiTION Ahmed Mater presented a number of works including a Dyptich Illumination as part of the 'Solitary Prayer' room, Yellow Cow Shop as part of the 'Consumer Kingdom' room and CCTV Video installation as part of the 'Rise of Video Art' section.

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Edge of Arabia Istanbul: Transition, 2010