From Riyadh to Berlin: Saudi Artists Launch World Tour at the Global Competitiveness Forum 2010

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RIYADH.- Edge of Arabia, a groundbreaking cultural initiative, promoting and empowering contemporary artists from Saudi Arabia, launched today its world tour at the Global Competitiveness Forum (GCF), held in Riyadh’s iconic Kingdom Tower under the patronage of The Custodian of the two Holy Mosques, King Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz. Edge of Arabia’s participation at the GCF from the 23rd to 26th January represents the launch of an historic world tour that builds on landmark exhibitions in London (2008) and Venice (2009). The tour aims to create positive and sustainable cultural dialogue between Saudi Arabia and the rest of the world while investing in the Kingdom’s creative potential at a crucial moment in the region’s recent history. This significant moment opens a fresh chapter in the history of Saudi art, allowing a new generation of creative voices to deepen understanding of the Kingdom’s cultural