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Bienalsur’s Third Edition in Riyadh kickstarts at the newly established Saudi Arabia Museum of Contemporary Art at Jax

“Bienalsur” lands in Riyadh for the third time, hosted by the Saudi Ministry of Tradition at the Saudi Arabia Museum of Contemporary Art at Jax (SAMoCA)

RIYADH, SAUDI ARABIA, November 2, 2023 / — • The exhibition showcases the artworks of 26 artists from Saudi Arabia and the world.
• A component of the exhibition titled “Blur the borders” is offered at Fenaa Alawwal Cultural Heart in the Diplomatic Quarter in Riyadh, showcasing pictures artworks born from a cross-residency of Saudi, French and Argentinian artists.

The Saudi Ministry of Tradition inaugurated the third version of the Worldwide Biennial of Contemporary Art of the South – “Bienalsur”, at the Saudi Arabia Museum of Contemporary Art at Jax (SAMoCA). The exhibition titled “Think about: Fantasies, Desires, Utopias”, presents the artworks of twenty-six famend artists from Saudi Arabia and the world. Displayed in SAMoCA’s inside in addition to exterior areas the exhibition extends its attain to the JAX District with a stunning presence that modify the notion of house to disclose new and surprising elements that make clear fantasy and creativity. Every of the artworks leaves their mark on the territory the place they’re exhibited, providing guests a journey that oscillates between actuality and utopia, fact and dream.

This 12 months’s version of Bienalsur in Riyadh showcases the artworks of artists from Saudi Arabia and the world: Daniel Buren (France), Leila Tschopp (Argentina), Joaquin Fargas (Argentina), Marie Orensanz (Argentina/France), Saad Alhowede, Julio Le Parc (Argentina/France), Ugo Schiavi (France), Leandro Elrich (Argentina), Charly Nijensohn (Argentina), Bernardi Roig (Spain), Shahd Youssef (Saudi Arabia), Sara Abdu (Saudi Arabia/Yemen), Nelo Akamatsu (Japan), Hatem Al Ahmad (Saudi Arabia/Syria), Saeed Gebaan (Saudi Arabia), Meshal Al-Obaidallah (Saudi Arabia), Ali Kazma (Türkiye), Barabara Sanchez Barroso (Spain), Cristina Lucas (Spain), Marc Vilanova (Spain), Moath Alofi (Saudi Arabia), Tasneem Alsultan (Saudi Arabia), Nicolás Janowski (Argentina), Laura Glusman (Argentina), Sebastien Arrighi (France), Laetizia Debain (France).

Half of the exhibition is showcased at Fenaa Alawwal’s cultural middle in the Diplomatic Quarter in Riyadh: titled “Blur the borders”, this half of the exhibition shows artworks which can be the product of the cross-residencies of six photographers from Saudi Arabia, France and Argentina. By way of their artworks, Moath Alofi, Tasneem Alsultan, Nicolás Janowski, Laura Glusman, Laetizia Debian, and Sebastien Arrighi “erase borders”, participating in an inspiring cross-cultural dialogue and encounter.

That is the third time the Kingdom has hosted Bienalsur. In 2019, Saudi Arabia made historical past as the first Center Jap nation to host the exhibition at the Nationwide Museum in Riyadh. In 2021, Bienalsur returned to Saudi Arabia with installations at Jax District in Riyadh and Khuzam Palace in Jeddah, welcoming over 20 artists from 5 continents, together with 5 artists from Saudi Arabia.

SAMoCA’s internet hosting of Bienalsur in its third version displays its dedication to advertise cultural change and elevate the native cultural and inventive scene, in line with the Ministry of Tradition’s mission to advertise tradition as a manner of life.

The exhibition might be open till the 31 December 2023 to the public without cost, however registration is required:
Bienalsur at SAMoCA :
Bienalsur at Fenaa Alawwal:

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