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KAEC hosts Art of Jeddah exhibition

Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah Economic City (KAEC) is hosting the fourth edition of the Art of Jeddah exhibition over a three-month period, and features more than 50 cultural and artistic works.

The exhibition titled “Safar” meaning “Travel” is organized by the Saudi Art Council at the Prince Mohammed bin Salman College of Business and Entrepreneurship (MBSC).

“We are proud to be partnering with the Saudi Art Council to host Safar,” said Fahd Al-Rasheed, KAEC Group CEO and managing director. “The annual Saudi Art Council event has become an important focal point for the artistic community, bringing together local talents and promoting community interaction with the arts and cultural scene in the Kingdom.”

The Safar exhibition represents the Kingdom’s future, while the two previous exhibitions represented the past and present.

Safar showcases a number of audio-visual works by international artists, shown for the very first time in the Middle East. The works portray the integration of KAEC’s innovative lifestyle as part of a civilized society. Each piece displays the concept of travel from a different, unique perspective ranging from personal journeys to chronological boundaries.

The exhibition is being held at KAEC for three months, open during Thursday, Friday and Saturday of each week, starting February 4 and until next May. KAEC will organize private visits for schools, art groups and companies interested in this field.

The fourth edition of Safar is supported by the General Authority for Entertainment, as well as UBS, the strategic partner of the Saudi Art Council. This year, the non-profit initiative includes a number of artistic, cultural and social galleries and seminars.

“At KAEC we aspire to become a sustainable incubator for different social, artistic and cultural events and activities and a supporter of local talents by attracting international events that bring the highest standards of art to the Kingdom,” said Al-Rasheed.

“This event is a valuable addition to our journey, complementing the prestigious artistic and cultural events we hosted in the past and presaging the ones we will host at KAEC in the future.” – TradeArabia News Service