ATHR’s response to the growing need for a space for experimental contemporary art practices has been to establish a dedicated space; AKTHR, which is located in Hayy Jameel in Jeddah. Building on its namesake [AKTHR means greater than in Arabic], will expand on ATHR’s work to foster artists working with new and exciting mediums. AKTHR’s focus will be on commissioning, curating and exhibiting experimental works with an emphasis on employing new technologies and providing multi-sensorial experiences for audiences of all ages.
The new space at Hayy Jameel serves as an expansion of ATHR’s exhibitions and public programmes held at its flagship gallery in Jeddah.
Random International Exhibition: Janurary 25 – March 29, 2023
Established in 2005, Random International is a postdigital art group exploring the impact of technological development on the human condition. Best known for their large-scale interactive installations, the group works across an array of media including sculpture, light, kinetics, video, print, and sound. Led by founders Hannes Koch (b.1975, Germany) and Florian Ortkrass (b.1975, Germany), the group has a studio in London and comprises a global team of complementary talent.