The Saudi capital hosts the “Noor Riyadh” celebration


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          <p>From March 18 to April 3, the Saudi capital will host the activities of "The Light of Riyadh", which includes a display of interactive works of art that rely on lighting in multiple locations in Riyadh, with the participation of major artists in the field of lighting arts, belonging to more than 20 Countries around the world, 40 percent of them are Saudi artists.

This celebration is the first event of the “Riyadh Art” program, one of the four major Riyadh projects, launched by the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz in March 2019. At the initiative of Prince Muhammad bin Salman, Crown Prince, Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Royal Commission for Riyadh, with the aim of Transforming the Saudi capital into an open art gallery that blends tradition with contemporary.

The celebration of “The Light of Riyadh” includes 60 artworks that include all forms of light arts, including historical, engineering and light works, sculptures, lighting shows, interactive performances, kinetic pieces, external installations and works, and a number of light art forms. An exhibition will also be held within the celebration. Nour Ali Noor »which is the largest group art exhibition that monitors the artistic movement in the lighting arts since the 1960s until today.

The event receives its visitors at the conference center at the King Abdullah Financial District from March 18 until June 12, 2021, and is distinguished by its comparability to museums in the quality of its displays that use light, and is divided into 4 wings, which are the light perception pavilion, the light experience pavilion, and the light reflection pavilion. Light Environment Pavilion; Where the visitor moves inside the exhibition in the midst of rays of light separating the works of a group of artists from various regions around the world during different stages of time.

Prince Badr bin Abdullah bin Farhan, Minister of Culture and Chairman of the Steering Committee of the “Riyadh Art” program, explained in a statement to him on this occasion that the program comes within the framework of the Crown Prince’s keenness to elevate the city of Riyadh to the position it deserves among the capitals of the world, and aims to improve the quality of life. In the city, in line with the objectives of “Saudi Vision 2030”, and the promotion of the cultural and artistic aspects in the city, he indicated that the event is the first of “Riyadh Art” programs, and seeks to enhance community interaction, and to spread the manifestations of art and beauty in the city of Riyadh.

A group of artists, the most prominent of whom are Saudi artists, will participate in the “Noor Al Riyadh celebration.” Ahmed Mater, Lulwah Al-Hammoud, Ayman Zaidani, Rashed Al-Shaashai, and Maha Mallouh. As for international artists, the most prominent of them are; Daniel Burin, Carsten Holler, Ilya Kabakov, Emilia Kabakov, Yayoi Kusuma and Dan Flavin.


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