Contemporary Kingdom Book (2014)
The Saudi Art Scene Now
This in-depth publication presents key individuals, initiatives and defining moments in the Contemporary Saudi art scene that have led to the rise and appreciation of art from the Kingdom on a global scale. The 360-page hardcover book, edited by Myrna Ayad, includes a foreword by HRH Princess Jawaher Bint Majed Bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud, President of the Al-Mansouria Foundation, and contributions from art world specialists including Chris Dercon, Director, Tate Modern; Mona Khazindar, Director General, Institut du Monde Arabe, and Venetia Porter, Assistant Keeper, Department of the Middle East, The British Museum. Mohammed Hafiz, Co-founder, Athr Gallery; patrons Sara Ali Reza and Faisal Tamer, Stephen Stapleton, Co-founder, Edge of Arabia and Maryam Beydoun, independent curator and art advisor additionally contribute with essays on identifiable themes.