Around 23 Saudi Arabian artists are participating in a 3 month long exhibition at the Madinah Art Center in Riyadh. Entitled “Dreams — from Jax to Madinah,” the exhibition, which is supervised by Namaa Al Munawara with the support of the Cultural Development Fund, is curated with a view to gather the work of artists from outside Riyadh, specifically from the Jax District of the city, according to event organizer Omnia Abdulqadir.
The artworks presented by the Saudi artists, have been created with a specific theme in mind, which amalgamate the artists’ concept of imagination, the subconscious and reality.
Omnia Abdulqadir conveyed that each artist’s unique personal style of art, their signature and their mediums are highly unique and that the exhibition has been curated to create an artistic contrast between their works.
One of the main features of this art show is that the works take viewers on a “dream-like” journey in which everything they see feels astonishing, and surprising.
This particular art exhibition involves the participation of generations of innovators and distinctive names in the world of contemporary Saudi art.
The Madinah Center for the Arts was commissioned by the Madinah Development Authority as a non-profit initiative to introduce the city to the burgeoning art scene across the nation. Saudi’s creatives are highly talented, and the space allows for them, and their unique works to be seen, heard and appreciated by the country’s art lovers.
The city of Madinah is one of the kingdom’s richest cities when it comes to culture, history, and unique resources. This art center acts as a beacon celebrating the city's culture, local landscape, and unique context.
Saudi Arabia’s arts and culture scene is brimming, and for the country, art and culture are agents of change and are a powerful means of bridging gaps between communities and culture, crossing boundaries and exploring current social commentary.