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Saudi 2030 to expand art scene in Jeddah, Riyadh

With Saudi Arabia’s new social reform plan the local art scene is blooming with a plethora of cultural initiatives.
In this handout image provided by MD Beast, MDL Beast Festival - the Saudi Soundstorm has arrived, wowing over 130,000 fans on its first day on Dec. 19, 2019 in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

A big black feathered animal traverses the space of the Arsenale at the Venice Biennale, the biggest event of the art world, where each country presents the very best of their art scenes.

Called “The Teaching Tree,”,the petrol-colored creature is the artwork that Saudi Arabia has chosen. It’s 260 square meters of woven dried palm leaves dyed black, undulating thanks to a pneumatic machine, giving the impression of breathing. 

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