Los Angeles County Museum of Art
17. April – 2. July 2017
curated by Linda Komaroff
Ahmanson Building, Level 4,
5905 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90036


LACMA Bing Theater
An evening with the artist and Gharem Studio
Tuesday, 18. April 2017 | 7:30pm
First come, first seated | For more information amec@lacma.org


Abdulnasser Gharem, The Path (Siraat), 2012, © Gharem Studio, photo courtesy of the artist and Edge of Arabia

Los Angeles County Museum of Art
In association with King Abdulaziz Center for World Culture
the first solo exhibition of the artist in the U.S.
April 16 — July 2, 2017

Abdulnasser Gharem: Pause is curated by Linda Komaroff, curator of Islamic art and department head of art of the Middle East at LACMA, and includes 11 remarkable works of sculpture, stamp paintings, prints, and film.

“Abdulnasser Gharem belongs to a pioneering generation in Saudi Arabia that has introduced a local arts community to the global discourse. Gharem is at the forefront of this movement, creating art in a range of mediums and techniques largely outside the traditions of painting, drawing, photography, and sculpture,” says Komaroff. Read more on the LACMA


The artist in his studio working on Pause, 2017
lacquer paint on rubber stamps on aluminum. Photo courtesy of the artist

Abdulnasser Gharem: Pause will be on display in the Ahmanson Building, Level 4, with the artist’s newly created large-scale piece, Camouflage (2017) installed in the lobby of the Ahmanson Building, on Level 1.

This exhibition was organized by the Los Angeles County Museum of Art in association with King Abdulaziz Center for World Culture. The organizers are grateful for the special collaboration of Gharem Studio.

All exhibitions at LACMA are underwritten by the LACMA Exhibition Fund. Major annual support is provided by Kitzia and Richard Goodman, with generous annual funding from the Judy and Bernard Briskin Family Foundation, Louise and Brad Edgerton, Edgerton Foundation, Emily and Teddy Greenspan, Jenna and Jason Grosfeld, The Jerry and Kathleen Grundhofer Foundation, Taslimi Foundation, and Lenore and Richard Wayne.

Abdulnasser Gharem: Pause marks the fifth stop on a multi-city Saudi artists tour of the United States, and is supported by King Abdulaziz Center for World Culture. The tour, which launched in 2016 at the Station Museum in Houston, Texas before traveling to Aspen, Colorado; San Francisco, California; and Bates College Museum of Art in Lewiston, Maine, aims to generate people-to-people dialogue and better understanding between the two nations.


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