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‘More than Meets the Eye’: Unveiling Saudi Arabia’s cross-generational art history

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Source: ALARABIYA new

Saudi Arabia’s long, cross-generational art history will be unveiled in the ‘More than Meets the Eye’ exhibition held in AlUla, the heart of the Kingdom’s burgeoning arts scene.

Running from February 9 to April 27, the showcase of contemporary works by Saudi artists on loan from collectors in Saudi Arabia will be hosted by Arts AlUla at the Maraya concert hall.

The exhibition – curated by Saudi pioneer artist Dr. Effat Abdullah Fadag – will present the history of the contemporary art movements in Saudi Arabia, documenting the story of artists and the role of collectors in the development of the art scene.

Read more: https://english.alarabiya.net/News/saudi-arabia/2024/02/12/-More-than-Meets-the-Eye-Unveiling-Saudi-Arabia-s-cross-generational-art-history

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Tel Aviv exhibition combines contemporary and historical art

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Source: The Jerusaleem Post

For months, the square in front of the Tel Aviv Museum of Art has been home to families of Gaza hostages. Artist Roni Taharlev, whose one-woman show in the Museum, Not this Light, the Other Light, is closing soon, after being extended twice, says that the sadness, the desperation, and the pain of the families seep through the museum’s walls and into the exhibition.

“It is impossible, and I do not wish to ignore it,” she says. “The Museum opened again; the square had already become ‘Hostages Square.’ I go through the square every time I come here, I visit the families sitting in their tents, and somehow it seems that the proximity changes the art.

Read more: https://www.jpost.com/must/article-801945

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Mariah Nielson: Curator, Art Historian

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Mariah Nielson is the director of the JB Blunk Estate, as well as Blunk Space, a gallery dedicated to expanding the pioneering sculptor’s lasting legacy. She also happens to be his daughter.

What do you do?

Aside from my work with JB Blunk and Blunk Space, I’m also a curator and design historian.

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Source: The NationalTests to discover if paintings are by ConstableSource: The National

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“Groundbreaking” new methods could help establish if three further paintings by John Constable have been discovered, scientists said.

Pigments of the works are being tested at the University of Bradford to see if they were painted by the renowned 19th Century artist.

Constable, who lived between 1776 and 1837, was known for his landscape paintings of the English countryside.

Read More: https://www.bbc.com/news/articles/c3gq3637rlxo

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