Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Saudi Artist Ahmed Mater Sues Swiss Watchmaker Swatch For Plagiarism

Ahmed Mater, Magnetism (2012), courtesy the artist. Omega ad. Images via: Quotidien de l'Art
Ahmed Mater's Magnetism (2012) is emblematic of the vibrant new art scene emerging from the Gulf. The etching print, which exists in several versions, pictures a black cubic magnet neatly encircled by steel dust—a poetic evocation of the pilgrimage to Mecca, known as the Hajj, and of the pilgrims' undulating movements around its most sacred building, the Ka'aba. more