Saudi Arabia

New Art Jameel space for contemporary art to launch in Saudi Arabia in 2019

The Hayy: Creative Hub centre in Jeddah is latest cultural offering announced in the rebranded Kingdom

From Van Gogh to Richter—what happens when bidders fail to pay up at auction?

Flaky winning bids are knocking the gloss off record-breaking sales

Saudi mega museum—King Abdulaziz Center in Dhahran—is finally moving ahead

Cultural powerhouse in the Gulf—backed by Aramco—is extending its local and global reach

Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince launches institute to promote art in the Middle East

Recently identified buyer of Leonardo's Salvator Mundi is planning a pavilion at the Venice Biennale, art teaching in schools, international exhibitions, archaeology and virtual reality

Abu Dhabi Art censors work by Saudi Arabian artist

Abdulnasser Gharem’s painting about Sunni-Shia divide was removed from Brigitte Schenk's stand at organisers' request

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Abu Dhabi Focus podcast, episode two: How Saudi artists are driving political change

As Abu Dhabi Art fair opens, we speak to the Saudi artists Manal Al Dowayan and Ahmed Mater. Plus: Iraq's Dia Azzawi on creating the Arab world's Guernica

Saudi artists speak out over new law giving women the right to drive

While some hail the reform as progressive, others question it as a PR stunt

Saudi Arabian artist Gharem’s first US solo show escapes shadow of 9/11

Political and poignant, Gharem's art reflects on one of the defining moments of the 21st century

Saudi artist Abdulnasser Gharem to have first solo US show at Lacma

Former lieutenant colonel in the Saudi Arabian army is known for his politically and socially engaged works that draw on his Muslim heritage

The government of Saudi Arabia to spend $1.7bn on building 230 museums

Thirty international archaeology teams have been invited to the desert land.

Major collectors and new museums in the Middle East

Focus on Kuwait, Bahrain, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, UAE and Oman

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The British Council opened its first art exhibition in Saudi Arabia last month

Foreign Secretary uses occasion to praise Muslim contribution to UK