"Poetry in Motion" Interview with Mona Saudi in The National

Anna Seaman, The National, June 14, 2015

Mona Saudi is probably the most well-known sculptor in the Arab world, but even so, she has not had a solo exhibition in the Gulf region since the 1980s when she showed her work in Kuwait. Since then, the Jordanian artist’s beautiful stone pieces have been acquired by some of the world’s most prestigious institutes, including The British Museum and L’Institut du Monde Arabe in Paris.


Now, as a dramatic finale to a strong season of exhibitions, Lawrie Shabibi Gallery in Dubai’s Alserkal Avenue is hosting Poetry in Stone, a solo show of Saudi’s work that features many never-before-displayed pieces.