The Brooklyn Museum presents Ahmed Mater: Mecca Journeys

The Brooklyn Museum presents Ahmed Mater: Mecca Journeys, an unprecedented look into the changes unfolding in Mecca, by one of the most significant cultural voices documenting the realities of the iconic city. Saudi artist Ahmed Mater began his monumental project in 2008, bearing witness to the extraordinary expansion, demolition, and new construction transforming the city. The exhibition features large-scale photographs of Mecca, as well as more intimate images of its diverse inhabitants, alongside six videos, a sculpture, and an installation piece. Focusing on the site of the annual hajj pilgrimage for millions of Muslims, as well as the living and working conditions of its permanent residents, Ahmed Mater: Mecca Journeys presents a complex portrait of extreme urban redevelopment and the direct effects of the ongoing reconstruction of the holy city.

Start Date

December 1, 2017

End Date

April 8, 2018

Hours

11:00 AM - 06:00 PM

Address

Brooklyn Museum 200 Eastern Parkway Brooklyn, NY 11238

Event Type

Public

More Information

brooklynmuseum.org

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