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Noor Riyadh
Light Upon Light Exhibition

About the project

The historical exhibition includes 30 masterworks of light art divided into four sectional “rays” that survey light as an artistic medium. Each ray blends time and unites established artists of diverse geographic origin.

The historical exhibition Light Upon Light includes 30 masterworks of light art divided into four sectional “rays” that survey light as an artistic medium.

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  • Location
    KSA | Riyadh
  • Duration
    18.03 – 12.06
  • Client
    RCRC

Curated by Susan Davidson & Raneem Zaki Farsi

Groundbreaking cultural event in Saudi Arabia.

Scope of Work

Exhibition Design
Curatorship
Artist Liaison
Production
Project Management
Visitor Experience
Public Programming
Content Production
Collateral & Publication
Event management
Videography & Photography
Operations

Mohammed Al Faraj
The Sun, Again, 2017
Video Projection Variable Dimensions
Lucio Fontana
Ambiente Spaziale a luce rossa, 1967
Environment
600 x 480 x 220 cm
teamLab
Flowers and People -
A Whole Year per Hour, 2020

Interactive Digital Work, 12 channels
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2022

A richly illuminated
exhibition in all spatial
and sensory dimensions.

Noor Riyadh Light Upon Light Exhibition, a major retrospective on light art, analysed the main light artists of the 60s and 80s as well as recent developments from Saudi pioneers.

Noor Exhibition Light Upon Light, a major retrospective on light, which analysed the main light artists of the 60s and 80s as well as recent developments from Saudi pioneers.

TheAimes produced the Noor Exhibition Light Upon Light, a major retrospective on light, which analysed the main light artists of the 60s and 80s as well as recent developments from Saudi pioneers – from Lucio Fontana, TeamLab, James Turrell and Ivan Navarro to Ahmed Mater, Nasser El Salem and many others.

Curated by Susan Davidson, former curator of the Guggenheim Museum, and Raneem Zaki Farsi, local curator expert in Saudi Arabia’s contemporary art scene, the exhibition included 30 masterworks of light art divided into four sectional “rays” that survey light as an artistic medium: “Perceiving Light,” “Experiencing Light,” Projecting Light,” and Environmental Light.” Each ray blended time and united established artists of diverse geographic origin. From immersive installation to video and sculpture, visitors to Light Upon Light experienced a richly illuminated exhibition in all spatial and sensory dimensions. This historical presentation of light art was a groundbreaking event for culture in Saudi Arabia.

The exhibition was held in the King Abdullah Financial District, a non-museum setting that we had to adapt to create a suitable environment for contemporary artworks. Our team of art exhibition and art installation experts were in charge of every element of the design and production of the exhibition, including maintenance of valuable works with an extremely specialized team.

Our art team was also in charge of managing the curation of the exhibition- liaising with the curators regarding loan procecures and agreements for all the artworks, as well as art commission production, art handling, packing, transportation, installation and dismantling
TheAimes also managed all operations and public engagement for 3 months, including the creation of the exhibition catalogue.

Time Factor. We organized the exhibition in an extremely challenging moment, in the middle of the Covid-19 pandemic with rules changing rapidly, TheAimes developed innovations that ensured the safety of visitors, staff and public at arge following all the regulations of the country.

In order to best deliver this challenging project we worked with a team of reliable subcontract such as: HASENKAMP, a primary art transportation company affiliated with ARTIM (the International Fine Arts Transporters Association – www.artim.org) and logistics specialist for sensitive and highly-valuable freight-forwarding and storage: CONSTANTINE, specialist Fine Art managers in Saudi Arabia who were in charge of the international transportation and installation of the artworks, Studio DAZ, architectural studio that designed some of the most important exhibition spaces in recent history like Michelangelo Pistoletto, Jeff Koons, Damien Hirst and Anish Kapoor, ESM, Event Security Management, an experienced team of professionals who have planned and operationally delivered the safety and security operations for large scale events across the UK and Middle East.
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