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Art Books Jeddah – 2018
February 4, 2018
“Art Books Jeddah is an initiative of the newly formed Misk Art Institute, conceived by Ahmed Mater with the support of the Misk Foundation. Art Books Jeddah premiers in 2018 and will coincide with the 5th Edition of 21,39. The public program of Art Books Jeddah will be open to the public from February 9 – 11, with a VIP preview on the 8th. Hosted by Athr and in partnership with The Bricklab, Crossway Foundation and Fully Booked, Art Books Jeddah will act as the central gathering point for those interested in art publishing for the arts community in Jeddah, and Saudi Arabia in general. The focus on publications, family-friendly programs and workshops and presentations is intended to promote intimate engagement with arts and literature, and accessible formats which allow cultural producers to distribute their work to large audiences.
Featuring a selection of independent creative publishers and artists and designers working in printed matter, the space will act as a place to consider and explore artists’ books and paper-based design during the week. The focus of the event will be a series of curated programs, which will highlight specific aspects of art books. Through an open call and system of invitational requests, Art Books Jeddah brings together a diverse pool of individuals and collaborations from Jeddah, Saudi Arabia and beyond.”