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Saudi Arabia Hosts International Biennale of Contemporary Art in Diriyah Governorate

The vibrant and dynamic cultural landscape of Saudi Arabia takes center stage as the International Biennale of Contemporary Art of the South unfolds at the Saudi Arabia Museum of Contemporary Art (SAMoCA) Temporary Hall in Diriyah Governorate, Riyadh. The eagerly awaited event, held under the theme "Imagine: Fantasies, Dreams, Utopia," promises a mesmerizing journey into the world of creative expression.

Running from now until December 31, 2023, the exhibition showcases a captivating collection of artworks crafted by both Saudi and international artists. Visitors are welcomed to experience this artistic extravaganza by obtaining free tickets through the provided electronic link at

The exhibition transcends conventional boundaries, offering attendees a transformative journey between reality and imagination. Through a unique blend of fantasy and creativity, the artworks challenge perceptions of space and surroundings, inviting contemplation and fostering a renewed appreciation for creative expression.

One of the standout features of the exhibition is its departure from traditional architectural confines. The event extends beyond the boundaries of the hosting site, immersing itself in the Jax neighborhood's environment. Artistic installations surprise and delight the community, stimulating imagination and providing unexpected encounters with contemporary art.

The "Temporary Hall of SAMoCA" holds a special place as one of the cultural assets of the Saudi Museum of Contemporary Art in Diriyah. This venue is not just a space for the International Biennale but also hosts a variety of artistic and cultural activities, including three annual temporary art exhibitions and specialized workshops.

SAMoCA, as the first contemporary art museum in the Kingdom, stands as a testament to Saudi Arabia's commitment to fostering artistic and cultural endeavors. The opening of the Temporary Hall in Jax is a significant stride towards empowering artists, promoting cultural exchange, and enriching the Kingdom's artistic and cultural landscape. The International Biennale of Contemporary Art of the South serves as a beacon, guiding the way for a flourishing and diverse cultural scene in Saudi Arabia.


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