Saudi Art Council to launch 3-month event

This year’s edition will include lectures, workshops and panel discussions, as well as discovery trips to the historical area of Jeddah. (SPA)
Updated 29 January 2019

Saudi Art Council to launch 3-month event

  • “This year’s edition will include lectures, workshops and panel discussions, as well as discovery trips to the historical area of Jeddah,” Fadag added

JEDDAH: The Saudi Art Council is gearing up to launch Al-Obour (The Crossing), a multigenerational aesthetic experience that will be open to the public from Feb. 6 at the council’s headquarters in Gold Moor Mall, Jeddah.
It is part of 21,39 Jeddah Art, an initiative that aims to promote art and culture in Jeddah.
Curator Dr. Effat Fadag said the three-month event would include work from three generations of contemporary artists from across the Middle East and Europe, in an attempt to foster communication between them.
“This year’s edition will include lectures, workshops and panel discussions, as well as discovery trips to the historical area of Jeddah,” Fadag added.
“The main theme of the exhibition is to question the nature of crossing through its different manifestations,” she said.
“It answers the questions: How do we cross? Is it a physical or metaphysical crossing? What are the different sociocultural classes from which we can pass?”


Ivanka Trump applauds Saudi Arabia’s reforms advancing economic role for women

Updated 17 January 2020

Ivanka Trump applauds Saudi Arabia’s reforms advancing economic role for women

  • Saudi women in business have lauded the Vision 2030 strategy for being the key driver in helping them to realize their ambitions

The United States President’s daughter and advisor, Ivanka Trump, praised on Friday Arab states for the progress they have made in their reforms highlighted in a World Bank Report.

“Great seeing some big progress in countries with the most improved scores this year in the World Bank WBL (Women, Business and the Law) report,” she said, referring to several countries mentioned in the report, including Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Jordan and Tunisia.

 

The World Bank’s annual “Women, Business, and the Law” report ranked Saudi Arabia top among 190 countries for its progress in bringing about reforms related to female involvement in economic development and entrepreneurship.  

According to the World Bank’s figures for 2020, Saudi Arabia scored 70.6 out of 100 for progress achieved in the integration of women into the labor market. The report’s findings also placed the country first among Gulf states, and second in the Arab world for meeting the criteria.

Saudi women in business have lauded the Vision 2030 strategy for being the key driver in helping them to realize their ambitions.