Jeddah’s home for the arts, Hayy Jameel, presents ‘Silent Hands’ (May 29 – October 16, 2023) a new group exhibition exploring questions of work and leisure in Asia and its diasporas.
With works by Pacita Abad, Hangama Amiri, Mohammed Kazem, Maha Malluh, Khairullah Rahim, Anhar Salem and Aarti Sunder, and curated by Art Jameel’s Rotana Shaker, alongside guest curators Zain Al Saie and Jean Wong, the exhibition engages with spaces of work, both physical and virtual, and their intersections with gender, financial independence, social mobility, and migration.
The touring exhibition from the Saudi Pavilion at the 17th International Architecture Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia is brought to Hayy Jameel as part of a collaboration between Art Jameel and The Saudi Architecture and Design Commission.
‘Accommodations’ displays rare images, archival material, urban plans, architectural models, renders, sketches and ephemera that trace the history of shelters, examining how the built environment and urban fabric adapt to accommodate shifting social conditions.
Hayy Cinema expands the definition of cinema as a meeting point to watch, learn, exchange, discover and research; the complex includes a 168-seat theatre, a 30-seat community screening room, a multimedia library and an educational exhibition space. Hayy Cinema’s year-round programming includes Saudi, Arab and international features, shorts and documentaries and is set to host flagship film festivals for all – from children through to country- and genre-specific audiences.
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Fennec is the first-ever community theatre in Saudi to develop local talents and content by creating pioneer artistic communities. Their vision is to support creative talents and promote the creation of content and performances that are exceptional locally and globally.
With community at their core, Fennec embraces a mission to attract art and culture audiences by providing world-class content through investing, developing, and working with Saudi talent.