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Riyadh Art: Open Call for Tuwaiq Sculpture 2024, ‘Dimensions of Movement’ (Saudi Arabia)

Wavy grey and yellow speckled shapes interlock and flow around one another.

Artists are invited to send their proposals for the 5th edition of Tuwaiq Sculpture, an annual sculpture symposium that brings artists together to create public sculptures that later become an integral part of Riyadh’s urban fabric. To date, Tuwaiq Sculpture has woven together the talents of over 90 sculptors from 30 countries and drawn thousands of visitors through making the live sculpting process fully accessible to the public, alongside interactive workshops, school visits, and a range of panel talks.

Artists from around the world, who have at least five years of experience in sculpting and exhibiting in outdoor spaces and galleries, are invited to send their proposals in response to the curatorial theme: ‘Dimensions of Movement’. Tuwaiq Sculpture is part of Riyadh Art – the first national public art initiative in Saudi Arabia and one of the largest public art projects undertaken in the world today.

Akin to a contemporary tribute to Futurism, ‘Dimensions of Movement’ aims to capture the vitality of the ongoing transformation in the Middle East and the drive towards innovation and new horizons. It beckons artists to propose awe-inspiring sculptures that transcend boundaries, expand perceptions of space and time, and convey a sense of speed, power, and progress.

The Symposium will run 14 January - 10 February 2024, with 30 participants. The organisers provide: artist fee (37,500 SAR which is approx. 10,000 EUR), return flight tickets, transportation, hotel accommodation with full board, a programme of cultural activities, and professional assistants to support the participating artists.


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