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November 28, 2017

News12 Brooklyn meet Ahmed Mater to discuss his exhibition Mecca Journeys at Brooklyn Museum

November 26, 2017

Nick Leech writes for The National (UAE) on Ahmed's exhibition at Brooklyn Museum

"In documenting its specific patterns of wealth and luxury, migration and labour, the artist shows that even in this most unique of cities it is the familiarity and commonality of the urban experience that is the true revelation. Extreme, yes. Exceptional, certainly, but Mater’s vision of Makkah is also undeniably humane."

November 09, 2017

Ahmed Mater in conversation with Anna Sommers Cocks during Abu Dhabi Art 2017

Game Changers

June 10, 2017

A ground breaking series that provides a unique insight into Saudi Arabia, "Game Changers" profiles the Kingdom's leading thinkers, entrepreneurs, philanthropists, artists and scientists who personify the country's vision for the future.

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The art Donald Trump saw during his state visit to Saudi Arabia

May 21, 2017

The Saudi Arabian government presented two exhibitions of contemporary art especially for Donald Trump and his wife Melania during their current official state visit. Both exhibitions coincided with the Arab Islamic American Summit in Riyadh where Trump delivered a speech on Saturday (20 May), which focused on fighting terrorism.

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Saudi artists seen 'pushing' boundaries

May 05, 2017

Riyadh (AFP) - Artists in Saudi Arabia are pushing boundaries as the kingdom undergoes rapid change and tries to boost its cultural offerings, a Saudi artist who has exhibited worldwide told AFP.

Conservative Islamic traditions run deep in the country which critics say lacks both an infrastructure for the arts, and the freedom of expression to allow art to flourish.

Saudi Gazette

In Ways We Have Yet to Imagine: The Final Editor’s Letter

February 28, 2017

Five years after Creative Time Reports’ inception, the project is coming to a close. Editor Marisa Mazria Katz reflects on some of the most moving pieces that solidified CTR as a unique platform that elevates artists’ voices.

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