Jeddah's Athr gallery exhibition of light aims to broaden perceptions

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The works allow visitors to indulge in light through several variables and configurations. (AN photo)
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The works allow visitors to indulge in light through several variables and configurations. (AN photo)
Updated 07 June 2018

Jeddah's Athr gallery exhibition of light aims to broaden perceptions

  • We wanted this type of art to be experienced by our Saudi community: exhibition manager

JEDDAH: Athr gallery brought to Jeddah for the first time a unique art exhibition at the Serafi Mega Mall.

The show titled, “Through the spectrum,” displayed the artworks of six international artists including two Saudis, Ahmad Matir and Nasser Al-Salem.

Each artwork treated light in a different way, allowing the visitors to indulge in light through several variables and configurations. These photovoltaic compositions transcended concrete barriers, allowing them to influence the visitors.

Afia Bintalib, the exhibition manager for Athr, told Arab News: “We wanted this type of art to be experienced by our Saudi community so they could be influenced by and immersed in art through many different aspects.”


Saudi Arabia reports 32 new COVID-19 deaths

Updated 03 August 2020

Saudi Arabia reports 32 new COVID-19 deaths

  • There have been a further 1,972 recoveries from COVID-19

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia on Monday announced 1,258 new coronavirus cases and 32 new deaths from the disease.
The new cases reported in the Kingdom increase the total number of people who have contracted the virus to 280,093. 

The recent fatalities raise the Kingdom’s virus-related death toll to 2,949. 

According to the Ministry of Health, 89 of the newly recorded cases were in Riyadh, while there were 75 reported in Al-Hufoof and 65 in Dammam.

There have been a further 1,972 recoveries from COVID-19, taking the total number of recoveries to 242,053.