Explore a unique cultural experience with artist Mohammad Kazem as he concludes his residency at The Watermill Center. On Saturday, June 14, from 1 to 4 p.m., The Watermill Center is hosting an open studio to view the artist’s work, including his series titled Directions.
Kazam, of Dubai, specializes in contemporary Emirati art. His work focuses on the environment through multiple media, including paper, video photography and installation.
Throughout his residency at the Watermill Center, Kazam produced around 70 paper works from scratching shapes of the Watermill Center collections. The lights affect the scratched images, resulting in complex sounds and surfaces on each paper.
Kazem is a versatile and internationally renowned artist with an MFA in sculpture from the University of the Arts in Philadelphia. He also studied painting at Emirates Fine Art Society from 1984 to 1987. He has been featured in a number of international group exhibitions, including in the Netherlands, Germany, Japan and the United States.
The afternoon also includes a guided tour of The Watermill Center building, grounds and collection starting at 2 p.m. The free tour lasts approximately one and a half hours. Reservations for the tour can be made online at eventbrite.com/e/the-watermill-center-toursaturday-june-14th-2pm-tickets-10104162823.
The residency is supported through a partnership with ArteEast, a New York nonprofit supporting Middle Eastern and Northern African art.
Open Studio with Mohammad Kazem is free for all to attend and reservations can be make online at eventbrite.com/e/open-studio-mohammed-kazam-tickets-11873749705.