Edge of Arabia: Contemporary Art from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Brief Description :

• Edge of Arabia: Contemporary Art from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia was launched on March 22nd, 2012 at Art Dubai and subsequently publicized through launch events at Art Basel in June 2012


  • • Increase international public awareness of contemporary Middle Eastern art and culture, with a special focus on Saudi Arabia
    • Amplify moderate cultural voices from the Middle East
    • Enrich the cultural experience of international audiences with a special focus on European and Middle Eastern and Muslim communities
    • Improve the career opportunities of Middle Eastern artists
    • Support improved academic discourse on Middle Eastern art and culture in international universities and informal learning environments
    • Encourage long term and sustainable partnerships and friendships between European and American cultural institutions and Middle Eastern artists

Targeting Group :

  • General public, art industry specialist, government entities, schools and universities in Saudi Arabia, the Middle East and Europe

Beneficiaries Number:

  • Sold and distributed approximately 50,000 books

Initiative Impact:

The Edge of Arabia book is distributed through major retail outlets such at amazon.com, in addition to specialized book retailers such as Frieze Art Fair London, Art Basel Miami, Documenta 13, Gallery Krinzinger, Art Dubai, Roma Contemporary.