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Source of Light: Ithra’s Latest Art Addition

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King Abdulaziz center for World Culture aka Ithra, is widely known for its impressive new structures, and it is located in the Eastern province of Saudi Arabia. 

The center was developed by Saudi Aramco and inaugurated by King Salman bin Abdulaziz on 1 December 2017, the center included a cinema, a library, a museum and a number of exhibition halls.

Just recently, the center has unveiled its latest addition, which is a monumental new artwork designed especially for the Center by Italian artist Giuseppe Penone.

The artist said, “Source of Light’ emphasizes and represents the energy extracted from the earth that helps life and growth, it symbolizes the Source, where oil needed for the growth and development of the world’s economy was discovered. It celebrates with its own form and materials, including the gold that covers the central tree’s inner surface, the elevation of life.”

The monument is titled source of light and was inaugurated on the third of May, it is a 90-foot tall work consisting of three towering bronze trees rise up more than 92 feet in height and are supported by branches of a fourth, larger and centrally placed tree.

It is Ithra’s largest permanent art commission so far, and it celebrates the aim for creative change in the landmarks of Saudi Arabia. 

“In our quest to foster cross-cultural exchange, this work offers visitors a unique and tangible example of global artistic expression. With the Source, Penone has synthesized memory and nature in dialogue with architecture to inspire our consideration of what has yet to be discovered,” said Ali Al-Mutairi, director of King Abdulaziz Center for World Culture. 

 

 

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Saudi Red Sea Film Festival to Screen 11 Movies Online

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The Kingdom’s Red Sea International Film Festival will screen 11 movies that have been specially selected as part of its program to highlight the emerging cinematic talents of the Kingdom.

The movies will be previewed online over two weeks on the festival’s official YouTube channel.

The movies selected are “Shame” directed by Abdulla Al-Bin Hamdha, “A DIY of a Dream 101” by Qamar Abdulmalik, “Nonself Portrait” by Asad Badawi, “Extraction of Lunar” by Lulua Al-Dehaiemi, “The Time Has Come” by Ayman Al-Ali, “Algari” by Ahmed Al-Hasawi, “Dissonance” by Moodi Al-Zamil, “A Breath” by Razan Alsagheer, “Remember Me” by Mohammed Hammad, “Color of Sunset” by Haidar Daoud, and “The Sleep Sun Station” by Anhar Salem.

The 11 films picked will be screened digitally between November 18 and 30, they are of different genres and lengths. Each will be available to watch for one week.

Also worth mentioning is that the movie “Last Visit” directed by Abdulmohsen Al-Dabaan and produced by Mohammed Al-Hamoud, opened in Saudi cinemas on Wednesday.

Who will be tuning in to the movies online?

 

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Misk Art Institute Launches Imprint Exhibition Featuring Work By Female Saudi Artists

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Mist Art Foundation, which was established by Saudi Arabia’s Crown prince Mohammed bin Salman launched ‘Imprint’ Exhibition, a digital, film and photography exhibition and it features incredible work by female Saudi artists!

The exhibition has been curated by Latifa Abdul Rahman Al Khalifa and it features some amazing work done by Middle Eastern artists, including 17 from Saudi Arabia, including Saudi women.

“Imprint offers viewers a mirror of sorts – the opportunity to view themselves reflected in the artwork through the multiple interpretations presented in various media.” Says Al Khalifa.

“The artistic perspectives offer a study of Gulf identity while simultaneously examining Arab identity.” She added.

The Mist Art Foundation aims at highlighting the local culture and supporting Saudi artists, by providing them with a platform to display their work and give them the exposure they deserve.

“Our aim at Misk Art Institute is to empower and provide talents the platform they need to express themselves.The creativity of these individuals is a reflection of our culture and a continuation of a journey that was initiated by a long line of pioneering artists.

“Now is the time for these young talents, this is their moment, and we are here to make it happen”, said Reem Alsultan, MAI CEO.

“Imprint” will run until 28th January 2021 and the exhibition is taking place at the Prince Faisal bin Fahd Fine Arts Gallery. So hurry up and catch while you still can!

 

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The Kingdom’s Mawhiba Launched a Platform For Saudi’s Creative Minds

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The global conference “Imagine the Future” was held yesterday on the sidelines of the G20 Summit and in collaboration with the G20 Saudi Secretariat, with the participation of international experts in various fields including tech, science and education.

The conference took place on the on the opening day of the King Abdul Aziz and His Companions Foundation for Giftedness and Creativity (Mawhiba) under the title of “Imagine the Future.”

During the conference, these international experts gave speeches that encourage the youth to look into new opportunities for a diverse future.

Dr. Saud bin Said Al-Mathami, secretary-general of Mawhiba, gave the opening speech, and said the world now understand that talents and creative minds are the ones responsible for the prosperity of nations.

“We are heading toward a re-skilling revolution, and there will be great demand for higher cognitive skills in domains of creativity, innovations and entrepreneurship,” he said.

“They are not consumers of technology, but they are the ones who produce it,” he said, adding that Mawhiba membership is open to all those in the world who are interested in enabling giftedness and creativity.

Energy Minister Prince Abdul Aziz bin Salman, another chairman of the board of trustees of King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals (KFUPM), said that innovations achieved by the youth are what help share the Kingdom’s future, and the Saudis have already gone “beyond the idea of imagining.”

“There is nothing better than training, educating and enabling the young to be the leaders of the future and the day they will have to develop for themselves,” he said.

Vision 2030 aims to help the youth reach their full potential, so that they can give back their best.

 

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