An exhibition is to be held at the Arab American National Museum in Dearborn, Michigan in the United States, featuring the works of around 40 Saudi male and female contemporary artists. The exhibition, which is scheduled to open on July 8th and run for three months, will include murals, photographs and videos exploring themes of urbanization, globalization, religion and the impact of U.S. culture on Saudi society.
Throughout history, art has been used as a medium of expression, presenting the ideas and values of the time. The exhibit, which is to be called Epicenter X, aims to challenge the viewers’ perceptions of the Kingdom and encourage open dialogue.
The artists, some of whom have previously had their work exhibited in the prestigious Smithsonian Institution and Los Angeles County Museum of Art in addition to other venues, will convene to create one of the first and largest exhibitions to date to feature contemporary Saudi Artists.
The exhibit was put together in collaboration with the Saudi Arabia-based King Abdulaziz Center for World Culture, known as Ithra. Exhibits will represent a diversity of both male and female artists and will display a wide array of artwork in several mediums.