Group Exhibition: “The Mountains Quiver in Anticipation”


A group exhibition featuring new commissions, never-before seen works, and pieces from the Art Jameel Collection, that explore Saudi’s rapidly changing landscapes, from the social, cultural and personal to the urban and environmental through the eyes of emerging artists in Saudi.

The exhibition’s title is adapted from the poem The morning after/ my death by celebrated poet and artist Etel Adnan (1925-2021):

the moon darkened at dawn
the mountain quivered
with anticipation
and the ocean was double-shaded:
the blue of its surface with the
blue of flowers
mingled in horizontal water trails
there was a breeze to
witness the hour

Through painting, photography, installation, sculpture and video, this exhibition offers a glimpse into the ongoing ways in which a new generation of Saudi artists is relating to the world around them.

Participating artists include Alia Ahmad, Abdulmohsen Albin Ali, Mohammad Alfaraj, Badr Ali, Zahra Bundakji, Bashaer Hawsawi and Alaa Tarabzouni and Fahad Bin Naif.

Curated by Rotana Shaker

The exhibition will be accompanied by public programmes, workshops and screenings throughout its run.