An Interview with Abdulaziz Al-Qahtani

Last week, we profiled Abdulaziz Al-Qahtani's "An Intimate Geography" exhibit at the Lahd Gallery. This week, we sat down for an interview with the artist himself.Sara for MMW: I noticed that you never explicitly mention Islam in your work. Was this intentional?Abdulaziz Al-Qahtani: I wanted to move away from Islam, because I do not like to classify based on religion. I do this because I feel as though everyone is spiritual, and that is the best way to be in touch with your inner self. I … [Read more...]

Gender Bender: Abdulaziz’s Al Qahtani’s Lahd Exhibition

Abdulaziz Al Qahtani is a Saudi Arabian artist based in London. His first exhibition, “An Intimate Geography,” is at the Lahd Gallery. It examines the contradictory relationship between Middle Eastern women and Western society. The exhibition is comprised of a series of twelve images that aim to show the complexities of life in the Middle East.There were three main themes in the photographs; critiquing gender inequality, consumption, and individuality. Through examining the contradictions wit … [Read more...]