Ramart Platform, held for the first time with a new perspective on art, brings together 99 artists from 22 countries, various different disciplines and generations at the Museum of Turkish and Islamic Arts from May 5-12 to keep the contemporary in art in touch with the consciousness of the past.
On display will be works by Nasser Al Aswadi (b. 1978 Al Hajar, Yemen). Al Aswadi studied architecture in Taiz and Sanaa. Using interlocking calligraphic letters, words and religious and musical texts, Al Aswadi creates both two-dimensional canvases and sculptural works. He held his first exhibition in Sanaa in 2001 and has since shown his work extensively in Europe and the Middle East, with solo exhibitions including at the French Cultural Center, Sanaa (2004–2014); the Embassy of Yemen, Paris, France (2005); the House Of International Relations, Montpellier, France (2006), Palace Zappeion, Athens, Greece (2010); Dar Al Fonon Art Gallery, Kuwait (2015) and Tabari Artspace, Dubai (2017).