Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Iraqi-Canadian conceptual artist Mahmoud Obaidi explores the Kaaba in The Cube

ISLAMIC ART MAGAZINE
Mahmoud Obaidi, 100 Directions of Energy, 2013. Stainless Steel and Glass, 150 x 50 x 50 cm. Edition of 3 / Courtesy of Meem Gallery
DUBAI---Meem Gallery presents The Cube, a series of four stainless steel and glass sculptures along with their accompanying sketches by Iraqi-Canadian conceptual artist, Mahmoud Obaidi. The works were previously included in Hajj: The Journey Through Art at the Museum of Islamic Art, Doha, curated by the British Museum. In an exploration of the architecture of the Kaaba, the simple, cuboid building at the center of the holiest site in the Islamic faith, the artist reflects on the elemental qualities of this sacred structure and the enormity of the spiritual weight assigned to it. [More]
Mahmoud Obaidi, The Hidden Pyramids Within the Cube, 2013. Stainless steel and glass, 150 x 50 x 50 cm. Edition of 3 / Courtesy of Meem Gallery