Shining bright atop the Kingdom Tower, Koert Vermeulen’s Star in Motion illuminates the skies above Riyadh while subconsciously underscoring the festival’s theme, Under One Sky. In spirituality, the symbolism of stars is the knowledge of good and truth. Throughout the world, in most major religions, stars represent the luminaries that gleam, glow and flicker throughout the heavens. Stars emit streams of light into our atmosphere and reflect a collaborative understanding of genuine solidarity and honesty, shining for all eternity. Stars are universal connectors, bringing harmony and unity around the world, reminding us we are all under one sky. The artwork establishes a powerful link between the city, activated by Noor Riyadh’s light installations, the night sky above it, and the whole world, standing out as a brilliant beacon of hope and celebration for Noor Riyadh 2021.
Rafael Lozano-Hemmer (b. 1967) develops participatory installations at the intersection of architecture and performance art with a particular interest in radical empiricism and critical social practice.SEE ARTIST
Robert Irwin (b. 1928) is a pioneering figure of the Los Angeles-based Light and Space movement of the 1960s. Beginning his career as a painter, Irwin later began exploring perception and light with his acrylic columns and discs.SEE ARTIST
Sarah Abu Abdallah
Sarah Abu Abdallah’s (b.1990) work challenges the impossible by piecing together improbable elements and connections as a gesture of hope and outlet for new narratives through video, installation, poetry, images and conversations.SEE ARTIST
Riyadh Art’s ten programs and two festivals turn the city into a creative canvas, bringing public art to the spaces where people travel, work and play.Explore Now
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