“Whole-istic” program includes film screenings, music performances, art exhibitions and a virtual reality experience highlighting Kingdom’s rich cultural heritage and vibrant modern arts community
RIYADH, PARIS, April 10 (CIC) – Saudi Arabia’s General Culture Authority (GCA) launched Saudi Cultural Days, a two-day public programme highlighting Saudi art and culture, taking place April 10-11 at Palais de Tokyo, 13 Avenue President Wilson, Paris.
Under the patronage of the Minister of Culture and Information and Chairman of the Board of Directors of GCA, Dr. Awwad Al-Awwad, the Paris event is introducing visitors to Saudi Arabia’s rich cultural heritage and providing a platform to engage with the Kingdom’s creative talent.
“Very few places in the world celebrate and value culture and arts like France,” said Dr. Awwad Al-Awwad at the opening ceremony. “Learning about culture is like receiving a gift, and it is our commitment to preserve and build upon this gift. As Chairman of GCA, our goal is to enhance and support a creative society and showcase our history and contemporary Saudi culture and the arts both at home and abroad. In this spirit of artistic diplomacy, we open Saudi Cultural Days at Palais de Tokyo and look forward to welcoming and engaging with Parisian visitors.”
The exclusive launch event hosted up to 100 of the leaders and influencers of the French arts and culture community, including senior figures from Cinémathèque Française, Opéra National de Paris, Palais De Tokyo, Musée Picasso, the French National Heritage Insitute and representatives of Château de Versailles.
The curated program titled “Whole-istic”, provides a glimpse into a wide variety of creative genres, including film screenings and discussions, traditional and contemporary art exhibitions and music performances.
The film screenings shed light on the growing pool of talented filmmakers in the Kingdom, including the award-winning The Bliss of Being No One, as well as “A Colorful Life,” a documentary about the empowerment of women, produced by GCA. There are music performances throughout the two-day event, and a virtual reality experience provides a glimpse into cultural and heritage sites around the country.
Saudi Cultural Days is open to the public with no entrance fee, on Tuesday and Wednesday, April 10-11 from 12:00 pm to 9:00 pm.
Further information and the full schedule and timing of events can be found at: www.saudiculturaldays.com