Inspiration: Postcard from Jeddah Arts 21, 39



Since moving to Jeddah, I’ve immersed myself in the city’s vibrant contemporary art scene. A few months ago I attended Jeddah Arts 21, 39, a citywide art fair that explored the theme Earth and Ever After, which was co-curated by Mona Khazindar, the first Saudi woman to be appointed the Director General of Paris’ Arab World Institute. It featured intriguing installations that explored the mythology surrounding our relationship to the desert and sea. Some of my favorite pieces included installations of satellite dishes and a life-size kaleidoscope of hanging fiberglass leaves.