Houston Chronicle Provocative 'Parallel Kingdom' shows Saudis have something to say

A chain-link mosque has temporarily consumed the parking lot at the Station Museum of Contemporary Art.

A non-Muslim can only imagine how Ajlan Gharem's art installation "Paradise Has Many Gates," which measures 32 by 98 feet, might appeal to modern believers: It reduces iconic mosque elements - a dome, a minaret and ornate windows - to clean, perfect lines and transparency. A base of prayer rugs underscores the sacred inspiration.

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