“Matters of Material”
“Matters of Material” was a selling exhibition curated by Dina Nasser-Khadivi focusing on supporting diversity in the international contemporary art market while defying stereotypes. Showcasing an intergenerational dialogue between contemporary artists from the Middle East, Africa and Latin America and their respective diasporas it explored how the selected artists made use of materials in their practice.
Aiming to provide a platform for “Art with a Conscience”, the curatorial approach behind this initiative emphasised how the adopted techniques and media featured in the works by the selected artists translated into key messages and universal concerns such as: sustainability, identity, gender equality and globalisation. “Matters of Material” included works from acclaimed artists such as Monir Farmanfarmain, Olga de Amaral, Eduardo Terrazas, Gabriel de la Mora, Farhad Moshiri, Pascale Martine Tayou, Maha Malluh, Ghada Amer, Mounir Fatmi, Nabil Nahas, Moataz Nasr as well as younger emerging stars such as Lina Ben Rejeb, Catalina Swinburn and Mahmoud Bakhshi.