New York - Exhibition

Ahmed Mater: Mecca Journeys

Brooklyn Museum

01 Dec 201708 Apr 2018

The exhibition, the first within the New York institution, is an opportunity for visitors to experience the holiest city in the Islamic world. It features a 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, which the artist has documented for nearly a decade.

“I need to be here, in the city of Mecca, now, experiencing, absorbing, and recording my place in this moment of transformation, after which things may never be the same again,” states Mater. “It has become important for me to identify with this place and to understand how this constellation of change, as well as the forces that are shaping it, will affect the community of which I am a part.”

  • hmed Mater (Saudi, born 1979). Still from Leaves Fall in All Seasons, 2013. Video, color, sound, 19 min. 57 sec. Courtesy of the artist. © Ahmed Materhmed 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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Contacts & Details

OPENING:
wed, fri, sat, sun 11:00 am - 6:00 pm; thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm

CLOSING DAYS:
mon, tue

ADMISSION:
Ticket

OWNER/DIRECTOR:
Pasternak Anne


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