On the occasion of the Tuwaiq International Sculpture Symposium in Riyadh Il Sole 24 Ore has dedicated an article to the Riyadh Art project, in which Proger “present in Saudi Arabia since 2012 within several important projects, is developing the Riyadh Art program. This aims at transforming the city into an open-air art gallery and make it a tourist and cultural destination worldwide ”, as the article by Maria Adelaide Marchesoni recalls.
Below is an excerpt from the article:
Proger, present in Saudi Arabia since 2012 within several important projects, is developing the Riyadh Art Program. This mission is involving also Ilaria Bonacossa, director of Artissima, present in Riyadh on the occasion of the Tuwaiq International Sculpture Symposium, together with Cristiana Collu (director of the National Gallery of Modern and Contemporary Art, Rome), Eike Schmidt (director of the Uffizi Gallery), Yuko Hasegawa (director of the 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa). “Such experience – states Bonacossa – began last March when Civita, Proger’s partner, sought someone with experience in international contemporary art to lead the art team made up of four people based in Riyadh. My role together with the core team of Riyadh Art is to be the facilitator of these projects. The activity is carried out with a specific committee with which I interact to select the projects that are subsequently proposed to the Steering Committee, namely the Riyadh Art Board of Directors. This latter is composed of Saudi managers leading the main institutions, from culture to finance, who decide which projects to carry out. It is a public initiative with open calls or by invitation…
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