The annual Light and Art festival, ‘Noor Riyadh’, returns for its second edition on a larger scale under the theme ‘We Dream of New Horizons,’ with reflections of hopefulness for the future.
The much anticipated second edition will illuminate the city with over 190 pieces of artwork by 130 artists from more than 40 countries, including renowned artists such as Alicija Kwade, Haroon Mirza, Jean-Michel, and Refik Anadol, alongside Saudi talents Muhannad Shono, Sarah Brahim, Rashed AlShashai, and Ahead Alamoudi. Additionally, the festival will also showcase site-specific installations, monumental public artworks, ephemeral sculptures, art trails, virtual reality, building projections, and drone shows, transforming the capital of Saudi into a spectacular night-time gallery in the open air.
The festival encourages community engagement by offering a variety of activities for everyone, from music shows to family activities, workshops and more, displayed across 40 locations in Riyadh and are free and open to all; however, some artworks require prior booking, and as a way to give back, Noor Riyadh aims to donate all the funds raised through ticket sales to charitable causes.
Noor Riyadh 2022 will run until November 19 and will host a three-month world-class art exhibition, ‘From Spark to Spirit,’ curated by Neville Wakefield, which will run until February 4. The exhibition traces light’s role in shaping our relationship to a world in which light has become a signal of change, exploring themes such as the ‘Technologies of Light,’ ‘Architectonics of Light,’ and ‘Consciousness of Light.’
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