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Saudi Arabia to Participate in 58th International Art Exhibition in Italy

Saudi Arabia to Participate in 58th International Art Exhibition in Italy

Sunday, 21 April, 2019 - 12:30
Asharq Al-Awsat
Saudi Arabia will participate in a special pavilion at the 58th International Art Exhibition 2019, to be held in Venice, Italy from May 11 to November 24, 2019.

The Kingdom's pavilion is under the supervision of the Ministry of Culture and the implementation of Misk Art Institute.

This participation comes under the title "After an illusion" expressing the role of art in times of crisis and political volatility, the Saudi Press Agency (SPA) reported.

Dr. Zahra AlGhamdi was chosen to represent the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia on this occasion, while Dr. Iman Al-Jabreen as the pavilion's coordinator and Dr. Nada Shabout, as an academic and technical advisor.

On this occasion, Prince Badr bin Abdullah bin Farhan, Minister of Culture and Chairman of Board of Directors of Misk Art Institute, said that the Kingdom's participation comes in light of the interest and patronage of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud and His Royal Highness Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz, Crown Prince, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defense for culture which has contributed to highlighting the heritage, and national cultural achievements in an unprecedented way.

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