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We Dream of New Horizons
Noor Riyadh, the groundbreaking annual festival of light and art, will launch on November 3, 2022 and run until November 19, 2022

HIGHLIGHTS
Hub 1

King Abdullah Park

Hub 2

Salam Park

Hub 3

Diplomatic Quarter

Hub 4

JAX District

Hub 5

KAFD


DESCRIPTION

King Abdullah Park

The expansive surroundings of King Abdullah Park provide the ideal setting for the perfectly curated experience that is Hub 1. The area was created as a refined oasis of contemplation to embrace thoughtful, inquisitive and intellectual stimulation.

Salam Park

If you’re looking for a hub to spend time and experience art with your family, Hub 2 at Salam Park is for you. It is here that you’ll dive into the world of the Midnight Jungle and be treated to something exceptional.

Diplomatic Quarter

Want a taste of Noor Riyadh 2022 all in one place? Then make Hub 3 located in the Diplomatic Quarter your first stop! With an energizing carnival atmosphere combined with a blend of Saudi and international talent, the Diplomatic Quarter is an iconic venue which is a must-see for all Noor Riyadh viewers. Set in the neighborhood where all foreign diplomatic missions are located, Hub 3 uses the local architecture as its canvas, setting and medium.

JAX District

Explore JAX the space between Paradoxes and Complementarity. Come and discover the Jax District with us, one of the most exciting creative areas of Riyadh. Once a forgotten industrial area in Ad-Diriyah, Jax has become revitalized as a hive of creativity, with exhibition spaces, artists’ studios, art galleries and platforms all supporting a dynamic and growing arts ecosystem.  

KAFD

The site of KAFD was originally a wadi. So, it is particularly fitting that it becomes the home for Hub 5, the space in which architecture, nature, art and entertainment collide for Noor Riyadh 2022.


THEMES

Noor Riyadh’s 2022 theme is ‘We Dream of New Horizons’, responding to a motif that is both literal and metaphorical in meaning. It alludes to the distant glow of sunrise or sunset and the shining light of our dreams, with a sense of hopefulness for the future inherent in the phrase. Its connotations are positive, optimistic and reflective of a confidence in renewal and transformation. Through a sense of wonder, the artists will explore the use of illumination, luminosity and their own encounters with materials as staging relations to otherness and hope in the form of light.

The festival is co-curated by Dorothy Di Stefano, Herve Mikaeloff and Jumana Ghouth.


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