Edge Of Arabia was founded by a small collective of artists who met in the mountains of Aseer, Saudi Arabia, in 2003. What began as a border-crossing collaboration, against the backdrop of the last Gulf War, is now an established platform which has grown bold through the realisation of international projects & the grassroots support for its mission.
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8th October - 8th november 2013
Private View: 8th OCTOBER
Edge of Arabia presents the first major solo exhibition of work by Abdulnasser Gharem – the most significant Saudi artist of his generation and the highest-selling living Arab artist. A pioneering conceptual artist and Lieutenant Colonel in the Saudi army, Gharem has consistently challenged existing modes of artistic practice in the isolated, rapidly changing Saudi cultural landscape. This immersive exhibition draws together the different strands of his practice – photography, video, painting, sculpture and performance – giving audiences the first opportunity to experience the full scope of the artist’s work.
IN THE OPEN
edge of arabia, london, uk
27th June - 2nd august 2013
Independent curator Latifa Al Khalifa is proud to collaborate with Edge of Arabia and the Shubbak Festival to present In The Open, the first major display in London of contemporary art from the Kingdom of Bahrain.
Presenting artwork from a fascinating group of established and emerging artists who call Bahrain their home, the exhibition explores a new paradigm of artistic expression in Bahrain and aims to give audiences a glimpse of the history, politics and culture of the country.
Create & INspire Competition
2013 WINNERS ANNOUNCEMENT
The Crossway Foundation is delighted to announce the winners of the 2013 Create & Inspire Competition.11 emerging artists from Saudi Arabia, Qatar and the United Arab Emirates have been selected for their original and imaginative response to this year's competition theme and the winners will travel to the United Kingdom in August.
Edge Of Arabia Book
Contemporary art from the kingdom of saudi arabia
Showing the work of 12 pioneering artists and milestone Edge of Arabia exhibitions in London, Venice, Berlin, Istanbul, Dubai and Jeddah, Edge of Arabia: Contemporary Art from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia offers a unique window into Saudi's emerging contemporary art scene.