Edge of Arabia

Pioneering art scheme brings Saudi Arabia's contemporary art to the masses

Edge of Arabia

Edge of Arabia, the pioneering exhibition that has shed new light on the largely unknown contemporary art scene of Saudi Arabia, has been travelling the world to huge acclaim – and this month, it metamorphoses into a startling new guise for its Dubai debut.

Entitled ‘Terminal’, Edge of Arabia lands at DIFC’s Gate Village, in a ‘pop-up’ gallery space – and it’s most likely the most unusual exhibition that’s ever been presented in the emirate thus far. Curated by Cuadro Gallery’s Bashar Al Shroogi and presented in partnership with Art Dubai, the exhibition is presented in the style of an airport, guiding the viewer from check-in, through security, and on towards the departure gate. The exhibition will explore the experience of travel in an increasingly interdependent world through cunningly-deployed, specially-commissioned artworks from some of the most exciting contemporary artists currently at work in Saudi Arabia. Super-conceptual and ultra-experiential, TERMINAL addresses the concepts of travel, bureaucracy, privacy and identity through the eyes of Saudi’s leading contemporary artists, including Manal Al-Dowayan, Sami Al-Turki, Ayman Yossri, Abdulnasser Gharem, Hala Ali, Ahmed Mater, Maha Malluh. Buckle up!

March 15–April 15. Open Sat–Thu 12pm–8pm. Closed Fri. TERMINAL, Building 09 Ground Floor, DIFC Gate Village Dubai International Finance Centre.

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