Change from the Bottom Up: Art, Society, and Southern Saudi Arabia

In this presentation, Sean Foley draws on his extensive research in Asir, Najran, and Jizan to trace the rise of the Saudi contemporary artistic movement while explaining what it tells us about the kingdom’s society in the 21st century.

Change from the Bottom Up: Art, Society, and Southern Saudi Arabia
A woman looks toward artwork by Saudi artist Ahmed Mater on display at Sotheby's auction rooms in London, Oct. 13, 2016. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)
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    Sean Foley

    Associate Professor, Middle Tennessee State University

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