Saudi Arabia – Desert X’s latest exhibition has opened in Saudi Arabia, bringing site-specific contemporary art to the Middle East’s youngest travel destination.
A collaboration between Desert X and the Royal Commission of Al-Ula (RCU), Desert X Alula takes place in an ancient oasis in Saudi Arabi, bringing together the voices and creativity of local artists from the surrounding regions.
Featuring artists such as Mohammed Ahmed Ibrahim and Rashed Alshashai, the exhibition captures some of the geographic and social factors that have shaped the history of the Saudi Arabian desert. Each creative has responded to the landscape with a unique approach; Alshashai’s project acts as a contemporary monument, inviting visitors to enter its pyramid shape and appreciate the contrasting colour profile, which stands out against the neutral desert tones.
This year’s Desert X is positioning Saudi Arabia as a centre of exchange for ideas and a cultural hub for the region. Having only recently opened up to global tourism, we explore this kingdom and its future travel opportunities further in our Saudi Arabia Travel Market.