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Exhibition: Ahmed Mater: Chronicles

Location

Christie's,

8 King Street Street, St. James's, London,
SW1Y 6QT

Dates

This exhibition runs from Wed, 17th Jul 2024 to Thu, 22nd Aug 2024.

This exhibition has not opened yet. Will open on Wed, 17th Jul 2024

Cost: Free of Charge

Description

The first mid-career retrospective of one of the most influential Arab contemporary artists of this century.

Curated by Dr. Ridha Moumni, Chairman, Christie’s Middle East and Africa and organised thematically, the exhibition traces Ahmed Mater’s expansive career, from his first artistic experiments to his latest projects.

As an acclaimed multimedia artist working across mediums including photography, videos, paintings, sculptures and installations, the exhibition illustrates Mater’s unique visual reflections on the transformations across the social and spiritual landscapes of Saudi Arabia, and the Arab World.

Ahmed Mater: Chronicles traces his artistic genesis from experimental forays during medical school, his formative years in the Al-Meftaha Arts Village, and his involvement in enriching the Kingdom’s contemporary art scene with Edge of Arabia, to the laboratory of ideas and collaborations that his current studio represents. Christie’s exhibition will highlight Mater's seminal works, which include early-career abstract paintings, the Illumination series, the celebrated Desert of Pharan project and will also unveil his most recent work, including Magnetism Book, for the first time at Christie’s.

Drawing on themes of mutation, modernisation, land, and faith, the artworks included in Ahmed Mater: Chronicles will be on loan from prestigious institutions in the Middle East, from important private collections, and from the artist’s studio.


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This exhibition has not opened yet. Will open on Wed, 17th Jul 2024

This event runs over several days/weeks. Dates include:

July 2024

August 2024

Location

Christie's,

8 King Street Street, St. James's, London,
SW1Y 6QT

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