Saudi Arabia’s women are a force to be reckoned with, breaking taboos in the conservative capital and pushing out initiatives for creativity beyond imagination.
Neama Alsudairy is one extraordinary Saudi Arabian woman, founding the Alāan Artspace in 2012 along with her brother Mohammed Alsudairy as ‘a multi-functional contemporary gallery, educational hub, library, restaurant, shop, and coffeehouse,” to showcase the work of both male and female artists and designers. It is dedicated to nurturing local, regional, and international, emerging, and established artists.
The artspace’s inaugural exhibition ‘Soft Power’ displayed thought-provoking artwork by emerging and leading female artists ‘exploring the position of women within contemporary society,’ an interesting indication to what will be offered in the near future.
The Alāan Artspace will no doubt prove a great addition to the local, regional and international art scene, affecting public perceptions in ways that are yet to be discovered.
For more info – www.alaanart.com