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September 13, 2022 Back To News

Hospitable Thoughts: Saudi artist Abdulnasser Gharem’s New York show explores control and authority


Climate Refugee, 2022

The Middle East Institute (MEI) published an article about Abdulnasser Gharem’s solo exhibition, Hospitable Thoughts.

Hadani Ditmars writes, “Gharem’s unique combination of insider/outsider, patriot/dissident, and soldier/artist is used to great effect in his work. With an alchemist’s sleight of hand, he fuses traditional craft with modern political commentary to produce artistic gold. Speaking in secret code — often literally using provocative phrases spelled backwards — he confounds would-be critics and lets viewers decipher his artistic intent.”

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