Culture in Crisis: Artists Respond: Ahmad Angawi

14 July '17 at 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm

Art, Architecture, Design and Heritage. Internationally renowned artist, Ahmad Angawi presents on his recent projects and discusses the symbioses between traditional arts and contemporary design in Saudi Arabia.

Angawi will discuss how being of Meccan roots and inspired by the rich diversity of the culture of Hejaz has affected his work, revolving around the human condition while also paying homage to culture, heritage and the environment.

During Angawi’s travels across the Middle East, He has focused on local traditional artisans and craftsmen, and studied their time-honored roles and their relationship to today’s mass-market productions. He strongly believes that industrial designers are the craftsmen of today and has developed multiple programs as well as creative and artistic practices to revive the traditional crafts across art and design, regenerating a living tradition.

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