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Jeddah Art Week launches

Jeddah Art Week launches

An international spotlight on Saudi creativity

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Presenting an eclectic mix of contemporary art to the Middle East, the successful fair launches its second season

Returning for its follow up - and highly anticipated - edition, Jeddah Art Week (JAW) launched yesterday, running at Al Fursiya for six days. The initiative intends to mirror its last effort - to invigorate the local art scene in the city, and the kingdom as a country, as well as place the Saudi contemporary art scene under a global spotlight.

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The line up is set to feature a rich series of events, including 12 separate exhibitions, public performances, plus an international conference discussing global visual culture.

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Auction house Sotheby's will also unveil a collection of works by Middle Eastern and international artists, including Damien Hirst - who recently presented his contemporary 'Relics' reflection exhibit in Doha.

 

Jeddah Art Week closes on February 6.