International artists participate in the inauguration of the first ‘Diriyah Biennale’ held in the Jax District.
Diriyah — Under the patronage of Minister of Culture Badr bin Abdullah bin Farhan Al Saud; the first edition of Diriyah Biennale for Contemporary Art began on Saturday in a ceremony held in Jax District in Diriyah.
The inauguration ceremony of the event was held in the presence of the General Supervisor of Cultural Affairs and International Relations at Ministry of Culture; Vice President of the Board of Trustees of Foundation Rakan Bin Ibrahim Al-Touq; CEO of Diriyah Biennale Foundation Aya Al-Bakri; several princes and ministers, and about 1,000 personalities of local and international artists, intellectuals and media men.
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On Friday, The Foundation organized a press conference to reveal the details of the Diriyah Biennale for Contemporary Art; which will run for three months in the Jax neighborhood in Diriyah.
The Diriyah Biennale for Contemporary Art includes works for more than 60 international artists; in the first international biennale hosted by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
Al-Touq stressed the importance of the event because it is considered the meeting point for the world; and a platform to showcase the best productions of art and creativity.