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Ahmed Mater: Mecca Journeys

Brooklyn Museum

1 Dec 2017 - 8 Apr 2018

Ahmed Mater takes visitors through the holiest city in the Islamic world, exploring the extensive urban redevelopment now under way in Mecca and its effects on residents and the millions of hajj pilgrims who travel there every year. This exhibition is anchored by monumental photographs from his Desert of Pharan: Unofficial Histories Behind the Mass Expansion of Mecca project, with large-scale videos and installations shown alongside them. In addition to showing the influx of wealth, the photographs detail the lives of workers on construction sites and of migrant groups. Find out more about the Ahmed Mater exhibition from the Brooklyn Museum’s website.

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Clock Tower (Mecca Time) (2015), Ahmed Mater. Courtesy of the artist. © Ahmed Mater

Clock Tower (Mecca Time) (2015), Ahmed Mater. Courtesy of the artist. © Ahmed Mater

Workers Camp (2015), Ahmed Mater. Courtesy of the artist. © Ahmed Mater

Workers Camp (2015), Ahmed Mater. Courtesy of the artist. © Ahmed Mater

Ka‘aba (2015), Ahmed Mater. Courtesy of the artist. © Ahmed Mater

Ka‘aba (2015), Ahmed Mater. Courtesy of the artist. © Ahmed Mater

Neon Café (2012), Ahmed Mater. Courtesy of the artist. © Ahmed Mater

Neon Café (2012), Ahmed Mater. Courtesy of the artist. © Ahmed Mater

Foundation for the New Tower (2015), Ahmed Mater. Courtesy of the artist. © Ahmed Mater

Foundation for the New Tower (2015), Ahmed Mater. Courtesy of the artist. © Ahmed Mater

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