100 Found Objects

Hyperallergic rank 100 Found Objects in the top ten exhibitions of 2014. Read the full list here.

Editor Hrag Vartanian wrote:

Mecca, the holiest city of Islam, is undergoing a massive transformation. The Masjid al-Haram, the largest mosque in the world, and the whole urban fabric of the city are being changed to accommodate the ambitions of a Saudi government that sees itself as the leaders of the Islamic world.

Ahmed Mater’s 100 Found Objects is a continuing project that examines the transformation of Mecca through first-person narratives, pilgrim souvenirs, cameraphone images, and other items that focus our attention on the personal impact of these changes. This is an exhibition that lingers in your mind.

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