Edge of Arabia Jeddah: We Need To Talk

"As a Saudi national from Jeddah, I want to create a narrative that is relevant to the local audience, and this is very different to how a curator might approach an exhibition abroad. The audience here is relatively new to contemporary art, which means we have the responsibility of making the show as accessible as possible. We have to choose topics that are close to our audience’s concerns, and  not just try to please critics."

Mohammed A. Hafiz, Curator


Edge of Arabia Jeddah: WE NEED TO TALK was the most significant show of Saudi contemporary art ever held in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The exhibition guide accompanied the display of over 40 works from Saudi’s emerging contemporary artists, with interviews and conversations about art from Saudi Arabia. 

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