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Friday, December 15, 2017


Exhibition Public - USA & Canada

Ahmed Mater: Mecca Journeys

Brooklyn Museum
200 Eastern Parkway,
Brooklyn, New York, USA
Dec 01, 2017 To Apr 08, 2018


Detail: Ahmed Mater: Mecca Journeys takes visitors through the holiest city in the Islamic world. It presents a compelling portrait of the massive urban redevelopment now under way and its effects on residents and the millions of hajj pilgrims who travel there every year. Saudi artist Ahmed Mater has documented this unprecedented expansion for nearly a decade.

The exhibition is anchored by monumental photographs from his project Desert of Pharan: Unofficial Histories Behind the Mass Expansion of Mecca, alongside large-scale videos and installations. In addition to showing the influx of wealth, photographs detail the lives of workers on construction sites and of migrant groups.

Phone No.: 718.638.5000
Contact Email: [email protected]
Site URL: https://www.brooklynmuseum.org/exhibitions/ahmed_mater

Ahmed Mater (Saudi, born 1979). Still from <em>Leaves Fall in All Seasons</em>
Ahmed Mater (Saudi, born 1979). Still from Leaves Fall in All Seasons
2013
Video, color, sound, 19 min. 57 sec.
Courtesy of the artist. © Ahmed Mater

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