event / Riyadh


3 October 2012 — 10 December 2012
Sat to Thu: 10:00am - 11:00pm , Fri: 01:00pm - 11:00pm
Alāan Artspace, Orouba Rd | العروبة,


The inaugural exhibition of the Alāan Artspace, SoftPower features new commissions by emerging mixed-media artists Sarah Abu Abdallah and Sarah Mohanna Al-Abdali and a loan by one of Saudi’s leading artists Manal Al Dowayan. While varied in their style and methodology, the works employ a nuanced and at times humorous approach towards exploring the position of women within contemporary Saudi Arabian society, forgoing militant tactics for those of solidarity, ambiguity and irony.  SoftPower is curated by Sara Raza.