The Financial Times Saudi artist Abdulnasser Gharem’s unusual double life

There is palpable excitement in Saudi artist Abdulnasser Gharem’s voice when he talks about discovering the internet as a young artist based in Riyadh. “In the late 1990s, the internet was so liberating,” he says. “I’d stand in front of a computer monitor for hours just waiting to see museums, exhibitions, art fairs. Downloading images for my desktop was a very powerful gesture.”

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