Saudi Artists Today (volume 1)

22. 02. 2011

Compiled and curated by prominent Saudi artist Abdul-Aziz Ashour to capture the richness and variety of the preceding two decades of Saudi art, Saudi Artists Today presents an illuminating and stylish introduction to eighteen of Saudi Arabia’s leading modern artists. The book is not intended as a comprehensive review of the entire scene; rather, it seeks to provide the reader with a representative selection of each artist’s most recent work.


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Initiated in collaboration with the Saudi Ministry of Culture and Information and designed to accompany a touring painting exhibition aboard, Saudi Artists Today seeks to remedy the dearth of quality collections of Saudi artwork. The book portrays the artists in their individual working and creative environments, placing equal emphasis both on the work and upon the artists themselves. Beautifully rendered photo essays are accompanied by biographies of each participating artist, as well as succinct articles addressing their methodologies, interests and important contributions to the Kingdom’s growing and dynamic contemporary art movement.


The book can be found on our mohtaraf books website:,saudi-artists-today.html

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Kameel Hawa: Shape of the Word – Arabic Typographic Sculpture for Public Spaces  here.


Beirut sculpture takes center stage and opens the Beirut Art Week in front of Le Grey Hotel in the presence of the artist Kameel Hawa, the Lebanese minister of culture and the the director of the Beirut Art Fair Laure D'Hauteville among others.


On April 13, 2013, Al Mohtaraf Beirut studio will be hosting the launch of the book 'Arabic Type Design for Beginners' from the Khatt foundation. Book your copy:  

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Arabic Calligraphy in Modern art; a case by Kameel Hawa

Mohtaraf will be at the annual 56th Beirut Arab Book Fair with its newest book collection, Stand C28

ISTD awards AlMohtaraf two Certificates of Excellence for the design of the books: