Saudi Art on Display

The Saudi Pavilion in Venice attracts visitors.

As you enter the scene there is a black arch in the posterior of which are visions and reflections from both the Orient and the Occident. This is what you get to gaze at in all its splendor as you enter the Saudi Pavilion at the Venice Biennale. The feelings of mystery and awe that take over the personalities of the art lovers is hard to describe. You have to experience it to know it.

The artists Shadia and Rajaa Alem created this piece of wonderment by combining sounds, light and darkness. The visitors are made to participate in the mystique. Images of people praying along with lovely tapestries plus the intermingling of light and shadows lend a fascinating aura to this piece of artistic beauty and talent.

According to Dina Ameen, the Director at Christies in London  “it is an amazing work” and “one that will bring on a dialogue of cultures.” Whereas Venice is surrounded by water Saudi Arabia has very little of it. Harmony through art that connects people of different cultures is to be lauded.