‘Desert to Delta’ exhibition showcases Saudi contemporary art in Memphis

The exhibition, which will last until Jan. 6, 2018, will feature 20 Saudi artists presenting contemporary works of art that reflect their passion in this field.
Updated 14 October 2017
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‘Desert to Delta’ exhibition showcases Saudi contemporary art in Memphis

JEDDAH: The “Desert to Delta” exhibition kicked off at the art museum of the University of Memphis, US, as part of the “Jusoor” or “Bridges” initiative launched by the King Abdul Aziz Center for World Culture.
The initiative aims to empower young Saudi talents in various fields of art, knowledge and creativity, by presenting their potentials and experiences in international forums and benefiting from the experiences of others.
The exhibition, which will last until Jan. 6, 2018, will feature 20 Saudi artists presenting contemporary works of art that reflect their passion in this field.
The exhibition includes open discussion sessions for some of the participating artists, as well as an educational program at schools and universities in Tennessee.
One of the highlights of the artwork presented by the participating artists is “The Green Dome” by Ibrahim Abu Mesmar, which reflects the symbolism of the green dome in Madinah.
Abu Mesmar provided another work that replaced the smoke of gunpowder used in wars with the smoke of incense to symbolize the spread of the message of peace around the world.
Ahd Al-Amoudi, whose work “Portray” discusses identity between Middle Eastern and Western societies, said she was “interested in the Western view of our society as a Saudi woman.”
The Saudi Art Exhibitions Program is hosted by leading museums and art centers in the US. Six art exhibitions were presented in six states, and viewed by more than 25,000 people.


Saudi commission signs deal to boost cybersecurity education

Updated 20 June 2018
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Saudi commission signs deal to boost cybersecurity education

RIYADH: The Saudi Arabian National Commission for Cyber Security has signed an agreement with the Ministry of Education to allocate 1,000 scholarships over five years for students looking to specialize in cybersecurity.
The agreement hopes to prepare qualified Saudi specialists in cybersecurity.
The Commission will set up the educational requirements and criteria for successful applicants of both genders in coordination with the sector’s core needs.
The Commission is also to specify the appropriate universities and institutions that will deliver the necessary programs.
The new agreement will help meet ‘Vision 2030’ goals to build national capacity in all sectors to meet market demands.
The agreement also aims to meet the new targets of Saudi student’s scholarship as set by King Salman, setting out choice of speciality to reflect market demands.