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Edge of Arabia in Venice

Exhibition of contemporary art from Saudi Arabia parallel to the Biennale, until 2 August 2009.
May 2009

Edge of Arabia in Venice


Edge of Arabia in Venice ►

Photo tour through the exhibition by Universes in Universe.

The works of the Saudi contemporary artists featured in Edge of Arabia in Venice explore the complex and diverse reality of 21st century life in Saudi Arabia, combining installation, performance and a variety of other media with a multidisciplinary approach to artistic practice. In its outlook and range, the works are as much personal or domestic as they are geopolitical.

The exhibition deconstructs misconceptions concerning Saudi Arabia, by presenting a series of reflections on local identity, the environment, individual (re)constructions of the past, and our 21st century engagement with the future. Edge of Arabia in Venice provides a unique and unpredictable perspective on the hitherto little-known contemporary art culture of Saudi Arabia.

Artists: Shadia & Raja Alem, Manal Al-Dowayan, Abdulnasser Gharem, Ahmed Mater Al-Ziad Aseeri, Maha Malluh, Faisal Samra, Ayman Yossri Daydban

Edge of Arabia
Contemporary Art from Saudi Arabia

5 June - 2 August 2009

Palazzo Contarini dal Zaffo Polignac
Dorsoduro 870
Venice

Head Curator:
Stephen Stapleton

Co-Curators:
Ahmed Mater Al-Ziad Aseeri,
Abdulnasser Gharem

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