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Ahmed Mater: A to Y

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Get to know Ahmed Mater, whose work goes on view in Symbolic Cities tomorrow, through a glossary of key terms related to this singular Saudi artist. Antenna (above): Mater, pictured with his glowing sculpture Antenna, was born in 1979 in the rugged Aseer region of southwestern Saudi Arabia. British Museum: The London institution has acquired and exhibited Mater’s work. clock tower: With …

Symbolic Cities: The Work of Ahmed Mater

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Born in 1979 in southern Saudi Arabia and trained as a medical doctor, Ahmed Mater has been a practicing artist since the early 1990s, creating works that offer an unparalleled perspective on contemporary Saudi Arabia. Now based in Jeddah, Mater has focused primarily on photography and video since 2010. From abandoned desert cities to the …

Arwa and Ahmed: An Interview with Two Saudi Art Stars

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CNN included Ahmed Mater and Arwa Al Neami in its list of Saudi Arabia’s rising art stars a few years ago. Active artists when they met—and now husband and wife—Mater and Al Neami have continued to ascend. Al Neami became the first woman to photograph the Prophet’s Mosque, considered the Islamic world’s second-holiest site, in 2014. She also made …

A bowl of fruit sits before a window looking down into a crowded square.

First US Solo Exhibition of Saudi Arabian Artist Ahmed Mater Opens March 19

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“SYMBOLIC CITIES: THE WORK OF AHMED MATER” TO DEBUT NEW PROJECT ON RIYADH Media only: Megan Krefting 202-633-0271; kreftingm@si.edu   Media website: asia.si.edu/press   Feb. 22, 2016 Since the early 20th century, Saudi Arabia has experienced extraordinary political, economic and social transformation. Bringing together works by leading Saudi Arabian artist Ahmed Mater (b. 1979), “Symbolic Cities” …

Memories of Mecca and Medina

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There are some cities you would expect to be frozen in time, perpetual testaments to past eras, like Pompeii or Petra. Mecca is not that city. Instead, the city is more modern than Times Square—and twice as crowded. At its axis is the holiest shrine in Islam, the Kaaba, believed to be built by the …

Carol Huh

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Associate Curator of Contemporary Asian Art To contact Carol, please email Amelia Meyer at MeyerA@si.edu Carol Huh, Associate Curator of Contemporary Asian Art, became the Freer|Sackler’s first curator of contemporary art in 2007. Through exhibitions, acquisitions, and public programs, Huh focuses on current artistic production related to Asia. Recent projects have included the museum’s ongoing Perspectives series (including …