In anticipation of Hayy Explorers launch in 2023, Art Jameel is collaborating with Yajoob to present The Maze of Curiosity, a two-month children’s programme anchored around a thought-provoking and interactive installation celebrating children’s innate sense of wonder and curiosity.
The Maze comes with its own programme of discussion panels, workshops, and drop-in activities designed to pique curiosity and to invite children, parents, educators alike to approach the role of art and play as a launching pad for bigger questions.
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The Hayy Jameel Façade Commission is an annual programme that gives one artist the opportunity to develop a major public work for the 25-metre “canvas” on the front of the building — a feature integral to the architectural intent.
The first edition has been awarded to Riyadh-based painter and sculptor Nasser Almulhim and architect and artist Tamara Kalo, who have adorned the façade with an intricate design titled Contours on Collective Consciousness.
Via a year-round programme of films, as well as talks, exhibitions and film festivals held across its various community spaces, the cinema becomes a convivial site of convening, opening up a whole new world of storytelling and imagination. Hayy Cinema’s opening programme, developed in collaboration with Red Sea International Film Festival, includes a Youssef Chahine retrospective and ‘As Seen’, a Gamal Fahmy archival exhibition.
Hayy Jameel’s first year is marked by a new commission by artist Osama Esid that takes as a starting point his background in portraiture and explorations of historical photography methods. ‘Paused Mirror’ draws on Osama Esid’s “wet plate collodion” portraits and landscapes, and is developed via a collaborative journey through the Kingdom,