Mohammed Kazem Mohammed Kazem – Artist Talk (part 2)

28 April 2022
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Mohammed Kazem – Artist Talk (part2)

Mohammed Kazem, born 1969 in Dubai, is counted among the most important representatives of Contemporary Art beyond the United Arab Emirates, where he is hailed as a Shooting Star. Since his extraordinary participation in the 55th Venice Art Biennial at least, his name has become known internationally.

In the 90s, after gaining experience in painting as well as performances, Mohammed Kazem started working on his series called Scratches. This series showcases some of the most oustanding features of his artistic hand. He likes to alter the materials he employs while also bringing his works into the third dimension. In addition, he favors to visualize immaterial things – like sound, light, space and time – to create his works of art. This concept is shown very clearly in Kazem’s series Collecting Light. In it, the artist collects something intangible, light itself. He showcases different nuances of light and its absence, as in shadows of objects and how they change over the course of the day (when the sun is moving).

During this years Art Dubai, Dr. Dorothea van der Koelen was able to meet Mohammed Kazem at the fair and talk with him about his art. This weeks video is a follow-up to that artist talk. In this second part, Kazem talks about his contributions to this years Dubai Art Expo and what’s the ideas behind them. If you are interested in Kazem’s art, you should not miss this piece.


Mohammed Kazem - Measuring
Mohammed Kazem
Measuring ‧ 2015
Light box with painted stainless steel, LED light (blue)
40 x 40 x 40 cm, 3 copies,
inv. nº 4636
Mohammed Kazem - Directions (CADORO) Blue
Mohammed Kazem
Directions (CADORO) Blue ‧ 2020
Aluminium and LED Light
70 x 35 cm, ed. of 5 + 1 a.p.,
inv. nº 5902
Mohammed Kazem - Collecting Sounds – N° DR 1 (Yellow)
Mohammed Kazem
Collecting Sounds – N° DR 1 (Yellow) ‧ 2021
Acrylic on scratched paper
76 x 56 cm,
inv. nº 5918



Collecting Light

Mohammed Kazem Collecting Light

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Zahlen – Zeit – Zeichen

Zahlen – Zeit – Zeichen Numbers – Time – Signs

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Dr.  Dorothea  van der Koelen