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Nocturnal Dialogue
Nocturnal Dialogue
Noor Riyadh



For Noor Riyadh 2021, Dutch artist Ralf Westerhof and Saudi artist Talal Al Zeid have worked together to create Nocturnal Dialogue (2021), an original site-specific piece. This collaboration is an occasion for them to celebrate art through a light sculpture that embodies Noor Riyadh’s essence, with different cultures coming together and speaking one language to deliver a unique experience. The work itself is a collection of everyday inspirations from Riyadh: its people, nature, architecture and streets. It celebrates culture from an artistic perspective, giving our daily lives a new dimension. The result of an ongoing dialogue between the artists, the piece reflects on their experience in the fast-paced, hyper-connected world we live in today. Being quite the opposite of fast-paced, more like a monument to minimalistic presence, the work resides in a quiet place during Noor Riyadh, allowing for a moment of contemplation in our day.