San Gimignano - Exhibition

Ahmed Mater: Mitochondria: powerhouses

Galleria Continua

24 Sep 201707 Jan 2018

For his solo show the artist investigates on the structures of contemporary geopolitics, combining religion and natural resources.
By referring to Saudi society, Ahmed shows each system to be massive in both physical and conceptual reach, braided with economics, social transformation and control. Mater finds these global socio-political systems to be governed and guided by concealed and unacknowledged forces. The sources are likened to mitochondria; invisible unless deliberately stained, these biological powerhouses are the location and the processor – supplying, converting and storing energy within the closed system of each cell.

Ahmed Mater was born in 1979, Tabuk, Saudi Arabia and currently lives and works between Riyadh, Jeddah and Abha, Saudi Arabia.

  • Ahmed Mater, Lightning 1, 2017. Courtesy of the artist and Galleria Continua San Gimignano / Beijing / Les Moulins / HabanaAhmed Mater, Lightning 1, 2017. Courtesy of the artist and Galleria Continua San Gimignano / Beijing / Les Moulins / Habana

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Special Events

Destination: San Gimignano
Where: Galleria Continua
Type: Opening
Admission: Free

Contacts & Details

OPENING:
mon, tue, wed, thu, fri, sat 10:00 am - 1:00 pm, 2:00 pm - 7:00 pm

CLOSING DAYS:
sun

ADMISSION:
Free

ESTABLISHED:
1990

SPACE:
1000 m2

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