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.