Riyadh will once again light up with a citywide light and art festival
Look forward to creative artworks at the Noor Riyadh Festival…
Off we glow… Riyadh will look a little brighter this November as it lights up for the annual Noor Riyadh Festival 2022.
From Thursday November 3 to Sunday November 19, visitors will experience an exciting array of light installations and interactive artworks scattered around 40 locations across the capital – from immersive site-specific installations, monumental public artworks and ephemeral sculptures to art trails and virtual reality.
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This year’s theme, “We Dream of New Horizons”, inspires visitors to foster hope for the future and engage the world with positivity and optimism, especially to better understand the renewal and transformation that the Kingdom is witnessing.
Spanning over 17 days, the much anticipated second edition will see the festival triple in size and showcase over 120 installations by more than 100 Saudi and international artists.
The festival is co-curated by Hervé Mikaeloff, Dorothy Di Stefano and Jumana Ghouth. World-renowned artists, such as teamLab, Daniel Buren, Douglas Gordon and Alicja Kwade, will be joined by Saudi talent, including Muhannad Shono, Ayman Zedani, Sarah Brahim and Ahaad Alamoudi.
Another highlight is the festival’s accompanying exhibition entitled “From Spark to Spirit”, taking place from November 3, 2022, to February 4, 2023, at JAX 03 in Riyadh’s JAX District, curated by Neville Wakefield and Gaida AlMogren.
The three-month art exhibition traces the role light plays in shaping our relationship to a world for which light itself has become the signal of change, exploring themes such as the “Technologies of Light”, “Architectonics of Light”, and “Consciousness of Light”. Participating artists include Doug Aitken, Zahrah Al Ghamdi, Refik Anadol, Larry Bell, Jim Campbell, John Edmark, Walaa Fadul, Lina Gazzaz, Phillip K. Smith III and Haroon Mirza.
So, whether you’re an art enthusiast or just looking for somewhere fun to hang out with your loved ones at night, don’t miss the upcoming Noor Riyadh Festival 2022.
Noor Riyadh was the first of the Riyadh Art programs to launch, opening what is becoming the project’s legacy to transform Riyadh into a dazzling night-time gallery without walls.
Noor Riyadh Festival 2022, Nov 3 to 19. Art Exhibition, Nov 3 to Feb 4, JAX 03, JAX District, Riyadh.