Four Saudi artists have been showcasing their work at a unique
traveling biennale that has visited 43 cities in 23 countries, and
concludes this week in Riyadh.
Fatima Al-Banawi, Sara Abu Abdallah, Faisal Samra and Ayman
Zedani took part in the second BIENALSUR exhibition, which began in
Buenos Aires in Argentina in May. Saudi Arabia is its only Middle
The traveling exhibition invites audiences to explore
contemporary art that reflects their own lives, with the aim of
encouraging intercultural dialogue and understanding.
“A Blink Of An Eye” by Fatima Al-Banawi. (Supplied)
Al-Banawi’s exhibit is a video installation called “A Blink
Of An Eye,” a performance piece with five distinct stories.
“When we separate ourselves from the screen of our phones, we
think that these experiences only happen to these people, but not
to us, and through the installation the viewer can interact with a
story in a deeper way,” she told Arab News.
“When I work on storytelling, I am speaking in a universal
language, and through Vision 2030 Saudi Arabia is addressing a
universal language by using arts, culture, storytelling and
filmmaking to speak to the local and the global society.”
Zedani’s work is also an installation, exploring how time is
tangible. It consists of dyed liquid seeping through pottery cups,
creating different patterns that act as a timepiece.
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Four Saudi artists show their work at traveling exhibition