Edge of Arabia, Contemporary Art from Saudi Arabia

New Wave of Saudi Artists invited to London

13 Oct 2008
13 Dec 2008

Offscreen will host the first comprehensive exhibition of contemporary Saudi art ever to be staged in the UK. Edge of Arabia, Contemporary Art from Saudi Arabia will open a new window into the largely unknown contemporary art culture of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

This amazing exhibition showing the work of contemporary saudi artist will run until 13 December 2008. To view samples of the work online, click here for an interactive experience

I AM A PERTOLEUM ENGINEER.jpg - Manal Al-Dowayan. I AM A PETROLEUM ENGINEER . Photograph, Silver Gematine Print. H50,8cm x W40.8cm. ©2005-2007.

This pioneering exhibition is set to shed new light on the largely unknown contemporary art culture of Saudi Arabia. A new generation of artists will be in London this October to take part in the first ever comprehensive exhibition of contemporary saudi art staged in the UK.

Edge Of Arabia,will feature the work of 17 Saudi contemporary artists, male and female, whose work explores the complex and diverse identities of 21st century life in the Middle East.

The issues addressed are as much personal or domestic as they are global. The artists have chosen not to focus on negative perceptions of the Middle East or artistic and intellectual clichés associated with the region and instead present a contemporary world view that is as unpredictable as it is beautiful.
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The exhibition is being organised by the award-winning Offscreen Education Programme and will run from 16th October – 13th December 2008 at the SOAS Brunei Gallery, University of London.

For more info/press enquiries please contact: Raheel Mohammed:
Mob: +44 (0)7748 836 869 | Email: raheel.mohammed@virgin.net
or click here to visit the official website of SOAS