Writing about Contemporary Art

08 - 12 Oct 2023

Prince Faisal bin Fahd Arts Hall


08 - 12 Oct 2023

Register Date

12 Apr 2023 - 23 Sep 2023


Prince Faisal bin Fahd Arts Hall

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Write about contemporary art in the Arab World

7:00 – 10:00 p.m.

Language: Arabic 

In this intensive five-day masterclass, writers delve into exploratory forms of art writing. 

Topics Covered 

  • On a macro-level, the masterclass will:

  • Explore how art criticism acts as a domain that furthers the significance of a singular artwork or exhibition

  • Deliver insights into ongoing trends and movements in Art and visual culture in the Arab World 

  • Teach how critics utilize certain writing strategies 

  • Examine the methods and techniques used to develop art narratives

This masterclass aims to develop a good sense of a writer’s interests, voice, and technique. Led by senior curator Dr. Bahaa Abudaya, writers will experiment with writing art criticism in Arabic and examine texts, objects, and narratives. 

Who’s it for?

  • Writers, curators, critics, and journalists interested in the arts.

  • Applicants must also be fully committed to prioritizing this five-day masterclass, with no exceptions.

What You Will Gain

  • Expert insight and mentorship into writing in Arabic

  • External and internal experts to advise, provide feedback, and critique your research and project

  • A broad understanding of the significance of writing in Arabic for the art world

  • New outlooks on your practice

What We Provide

  • Roundtrip to Riyadh and accommodation for those outside of Riyadh

  • Networking opportunities

  • Transport to and from site visits