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Welcoming the inaugural Edition of the Islamic Arts Biennale!

Enter the exhibition and you will be immediately immersed into the understanding of the Islamic Art.

Ongoing until April 23rd, Islamic Arts Biennale is hosted in the Western Hajj Terminal at King Abdulaziz International Airport and has opened its doors to salute you into the architecturally pleasing exhibition. 

The Hajj Terminal is the home to this art exhibition and will be guiding you throughout the exhibition this year. Let’s dig deeper into the exhibition, shall we! Islamic Arts Biennale is hosting two primary exhibition halls where the ancient and creative arts lie.

The mission of the exhibition is to shed light upon the importance of Mecca and Medina to us and with each artwork, we are getting a glimpse of it.

The two main areas
The exhibition is hosting two main areas where the artworks are hosted. The first area is the indoor space that is wide, spacious, and contemporary. The second area is the outdoor space that is taking the shape of the holy cities; Mecca and Medina.

Who are the curators involved?
Co-founder and principal of Counterspace, Sumayya Vally is taking the role as the Artistic Director of this exhibition. Dr. Saad al Rashid is a forefather in the field of archaeology and academia. Dr. Julian Raby is the Director of the National Museum of Asian Art. Dr. Omniya Abdel Barr is the Director of Development at the Egyptian Heritage Rescue Foundation and a Barakat Trust Fellow at the Victoria and Albert Museum.

The exhibition’s tickets and timings
To get your ticket, head to the website!  You are welcome to experience the exhibition from 11 am until 11 pm and 2 pm until 11 pm on Fridays.

For more on the Islamic Arts Biennale, make sure to check out their website.  

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