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Saudi Art Exhibition Launched in NYC to Promote For Saudi Artworks

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A Saudi art exhibition under the theme of ‘humanity‘ has been launched in New York city in light of the humanitarian discussions taking place in the UN.

The exhibition is currently held in Manhattan’s Chinatown and will showcase art pieces from the Arab world, each piece will reflect a critical issue. Meanwhile at the UN headquarters, humanitarian talks are currently undergoing.

The gallery is sponsored by Arab News and Saudi Signatures, a nonprofitable organization that aims at sharing the culture of the Kingdom and promoting for Saudi artworks.

Saudi students from NYC universities were kind enough to volunteer some of their time, in order to help guide visitors around the exhibition.

One of the floor of the expo is dedicated to showcasing paintings done by female Saudi artists, and the other will display photographs of Saudi residents taken in the Kingdom.

One of the exhibition’s unique pieces is an interactive one entitled ‘You‘ in which visitors can dip their hands in white paint, and leave their finger’s mark on a huge dark wall canvas.

For those lucky enough to be in the big apple, you can still catch the last day of the exhibition today at Novo gallery at 263 Bowery, New York.

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Tanween Season: Largest Creative Celebration Launched With 232 Events

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The second edition of Tanween Creativity season kicked off on Friday and as the biggest creative celebration in the Kingdom, around 232 artistic, scientific and cultural events will take place until October 27.

A variety of activities will take place from theatrical performances and art exhibitions to seminars and workshops, in an attempt to blend together creativity and education.

This season of Tanween will integrate technology, sciences, entrepreneurship and arts in the presence of international innovators who will share their expertise in the fields to spark innovation of the 100,000 participants.

All forms of the creative industry will be highlighted during the events, from art, theater to music and innovation, through 70 workshops for all categories and participants joining from different fields. This season’s concept is ‘play‘ and it will be presented in a new way that support creativity in all four categories: Play and technology, play methods, play tools and play spaces.

 

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Saudi Arabia to Participate in Dubai’s ‘First Global Challenge 2019’

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Saudi Arabia will be joining the 2019 FIRST Global DXB Challenge robotics event happening in Dubai on October 24 until the 27th, and this marks the first time for the event to be held outside America.

The event brings together more than 1,500 youth from 191 countries, those youth have passion for technology, science, engineering and math and together they compete in the field of robotics and AI. This year, the challenge tackles critical issues that face the world and that includes wastage of water and energy, sustainability and pollution.

Five students will represent Saudi Arabia and they are Sulafa Al-Shehri, Fadil Younes, Ghala Al-Shamekh, Abdulaziz Al-Nutaifi and Jana Al-Zayer, lead and mentored by Dr. Kamal Chenaoua, a faculty member in the Department of Computer Engineering at King Fahd University and managing the team is Maysoon Homidan, a Computer Engineer graduate from Prince Mohammad Bin Fahd University. 

The global event is organized by the Dubai Future Foundation under the theme ‘Ocean Opportunities’, the event aims at developing robots who then can help clean up the oceans from the tons of pollutants caused by factories, marine activities and sewage systems that are mismanaged.

 

 

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Turki Al-Sheikh Launches Joy Forum to Position Saudi Arabia As a Leader in Entertainment

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The General Entertainment Authority (GEA) is hosting an event that will bring together entertainment pioneers from around the world, the Joy Forum19 is launched by GEA Chairman Turki Al-Sheikh and will open on October 13. 

The two-day event will be held at the Ritz-Carlton hotel in Riyadh and it is part of the Kingdom’s efforts in putting the country on the map as an entertainment destination for tourists.

The forum will host speakers, experts, CEOs, international academics and companies in the field of entertainment from Saudi Arabia and other countries across the world, including A-listers from Hollywood and Bollywood.

The names expected to attend include Clement Wong, Vice President at Huawei Global Product Marketing; Bill Ernest, CEO of SEVEN; Marco Balich, Chairman of the Board of Directors at Balich World Shows; Mohammad Al-Abbar, Chairman of the Board of Directors at Emaar; Mohammad Al-Zaabi, CEO of Miral Asset Management; Sultan Al-Hokair, Fawaz Al-Hokair Group Vice President for Food and Entertainment.

In addition to Fahad Hamidaddin, General Supervisor of Investment, Strategy, Marketing and Programs at the Saudi Commission for Tourism and National Heritage; Jerry Inzerillo, CEO of the Ad Diriyah Gate Development Authority; Scott Givens, President and CEO of Five Currents; and Martin McDonnell, CEO and co-founder of Sublime and the founder of Soluis.

During the forum, several case studies regarding successful entertainment projects will be highlighted and discussed in order to discover new ways of implementing change and expanding the horizon for Saudi Arabia, that includes discussing growth opportunities for the local economy.

Also included is an entertainment exhibition workshop where researchers, designers, developers and businessmen will get together from various fields in designing, developing, evaluating and marketing events for the Saudi market.

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