The Art Newspaper reviews AlMohtaraf books


05. 11. 2011


The November issue of the prestigious Art Newspaper, International Edition, featured a review on two of Al Mohtaraf books: ‘Young Saudi Lenses’ and ‘Saudi Artists Today’, describing them as going ‘a long way towards expanding our visual understanding of Saudi Arabia today.’
The review, written by Henry Hemming, stresses that the effort put into ‘Young Saudi Lenses’ could not have been possible just ten years ago, as the book features young photographers, female as well as male, and moves away from conventional topics typically associated with the Saudi scene. On the other book, Hemming recounts how ‘Saudi Artists Today’ was initially called ‘Saudi Painters Today’, and how the naming shift is indicative of one happening at large in the Saudi arts scene, whereby ‘art’ is becoming increasingly free from ‘painting’ as a medium.


Message of the day

This November the King Fahad National Library revealed its new identity designed by AlMohtaraf in a large press conference at the library's new headquarters. More details 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: khtt.foundation@gmail.com  

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