event / Jeddah

"And it Remains..." Nasser Al Salem Solo Exhibition

30 July 2012 — 30 August 2012
10:00pm - 01:00am
Athr Gallery, Serafi Megamall Office Towers, 5th floor,


Neon rods and wooden columns are not usually a calligrapher's tools, yet Nasser Al Salem explores new non-conventional mixed media ways of demonstrating his calligraphic designs. For his first solo exhibition, Salem pays homage to the Islamic artistic tradition of beautifully recording Arabic script. Shifting his focus from the beauty of transcription to the message, the artist reinforces the meaning of the words through his choice of contemporary mediums, successfully establishing the role of calligraphy in the world of conceptual art: “And It Remains…” opens on Tuesday the 30th of July at Athr Gallery, Jeddah. The exhibition will run from the 30th of July to the 30th of August, 2012. Artwork: "God Is Alive, He Shall Not Die", 2012, Neon light on mirror