Tuesday July 10th, 2018 Saudi Art Installation calls for unity at Vancouver Biennale At a time where there is a massive immigration and refugee crises, this artwork invites us to look at how fences isolate people and thoughts. “The work calls on all of us Muslims and non-Muslims to view what traditionally divides people and find ways to unify human experiences,” Learn more Sunday July 8th, 2018 “Paradise Has Many Gates” Creating dialogue. In 2015, Ajlan Gharem drove an hour away from the city of Riyadh and into the vast Saudi Arabian desert. As a setting pink sun washed over the windswept sand, assembly on his latest art piece began: chain-link fences went up one by one, a golden plexiglass chandelier was hung, and a crimson red carpet was gently rolled out. Learn more Friday June 29th, 2018 Paradise by the Sunset Light Paradise Has Many Gates, a piece of art by Saudi Arabian artist Ajlan Gharem that is part of the Vancouver Biennale (2018-2020), is visited by people during an evening event at Vanier Park in Vancouver on Wednesday. Transparency, sacred space, community, asylum and perception are some of the topics explored through this installation. Learn more Thursday June 28th, 2018 PARADISE HAS MANY GATES Saudi Arabian artist Ajlan Gharem’s Paradise Has Many Gates launches the Vancouver Biennale. The structure architecturally echoes a traditional mosque though rendered in chain link, making it both airily transparent and ominously evocative of a cage. The dichotomy between form and material evokes the multifaceted conflicts of religious constraint and democratic freedom... Learn more Wednesday June 27th, 2018 “Paradise Has Many Gates” by Ajlan Gharem 溫哥華雙年展將藝術引入公共空間 沙特裔創作掀序幕 引發無限想像 Learn more Wednesday June 27th, 2018 Chain link mosque first installation for Vancouver Biennale 2018-2020 A transparent mosque by Saudi artist Ajlan Gharem is made out of the same material as a chain-link fence and is the first installation for the fourth Vancouver Biennale. Ajlan Gharem is one of Saudi Arabia’s leading contemporary artists... Learn more Tuesday June 26th, 2018 CBC talks about Ajlan Gharem’s ‘Paradise Has Many Gates’ On The Coast: listen from 13:00 to 20:21 minutes to hear more about Ajlan Gharem's 'Paradise Has Many Gates'. Learn more Tuesday June 26th, 2018 New chain-link mosque public art unveiled in Vancouver While Ajlan Gharem’s architectural chain-link sculpture structurally resembles a traditional mosque, its use of unconventional materials and visual transparency challenges notions of religious orthodoxy and encourages communities of all faiths to “reimagine” a space free from Islamophobia. Learn more Monday June 25th, 2018 Here’s the story behind that chain-link mosque in Vanier Park Multidisciplinary artist Ajlan Gharem’s Paradise Has Many Gates is the first installation to be formally unveiled on June 26 for Vancouver Biennale’s 2018 to 2020 exhibition titled re-IMAGE-n. Learn more Thursday June 21st, 2018 Art opens up new gateways At the Vancouver Biennale, Saudi artist Ajlan Gharem's "mosque made of fences" aims to bring cultures together in Vanier Park. Learn more