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EPICENTER x SAUDI CONTEMPORARY ART

By: | posted on: Jul 8, 2017

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Date(s) - 07/08/2017 - 10/01/2017
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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Arab American National Museum

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Arab American National Museum
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Website:
http://arabamericanmuseum.org/Epicenter-X
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(313) 582-2266
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Arab American National Museum


DEARBORN, MI

 

Epicenter X: Saudi Contemporary Art in Dearborn, MI represents the first exhibition of its kind from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to appear in Michigan.

Epicenter X explores contemporary Saudi culture by promoting meaningful dialogue between Saudi artists and U.S. audiences. Furthermore, the exhibition sheds light on the vast diversity of contemporary artistic practice in Saudi Arabia. Cutting through the political discourse of media outlets and government officials, the artworks featured in this exhibition open doors to the lives of the Saudi people. In doing so, this presentation will challenge common views and stereotypes of Arab culture by lending voice to artists exploring poignant ideas centered on urbanization, globalization, religion and the impact of American popular culture in Saudi society.

A variety of works in diverse mediums by both established and emerging artists will be featured in the exhibition. Highlights include photographs by current AANM resident artist, Ayman Yossri Daydban; Ahmed Mater’s Golden Hour photograph from his Desert of Pharan series; Qamar Abdulmalik’s Asylum of Dreams installation; Marwah Al Mugait’s latest video installation We Were; Abdullah Al Othman’s multi-channel video installation The Experiment from the No-touch Torture Series. Also featured in Epicenter X are three contemporary Qut murals (on display in The Annex) created in the age-old traditional style of house-painting by skilled female artisans from Southwestern Saudi Arabia.

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