Cities of Conviction – Salt Lake City, UT

"Cities of Conviction presents works from artists who are engaged in looking at the struggles and transformations of their society and delving into complex issues that link Utah and Saudi Arabia, such as oil, pilgrimage and the tension surrounding commercial development around important cultural and religious heritage sites. From sacred lands to the way society condemns or accepts religious practices, each unique culture connects to one another in a variety of ways."

—Jared Steffensen
Curator, Cities of Conviction

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Release Date

August 2017


Utah Museum of Contemporary Art
Salt Lake City, UT United States

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Day One 174
Day3 50

Installation view of 'Cities of Conviction'

Nugamshi's performance at 'Cities of Conviction'

Nugamshi visiting Robert Smithson's 'Spiral Jetty'

View the full catalogue of 'Cities of Conviction' from the Utah Museum of Contemporary Art, Salt Lake City

Featured Artist

Balquis Al Rashed 4 Culturunners

Balquis Al Rashed

Balqis Al Rashed was born in Riyadh, Saudi and raised in Beirut for sixteen years where she graduated from the American University of Beirut. Balqis draws inspiration from her own experiences, travels, and observations of human practices, conditions, and everyday rituals.

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