This autumn, ATHR Gallery in Jeddah offers a trifecta of exhibitions. From September 27 to December 27, 2023, visitors can visit “In/Visible: Objects in the Mirror,” Rami Farook’s “An Untitled Exhibition,” and “A Way With Light.”
In/Visible: Objects in the Mirror:
This group exhibition delves into the intricate world of materiality and the significance of everyday objects. Anchored in the exploration of how objects, whether mundane or abstract, shape our existence, it challenges viewers to reimagine the familiar. “In/Visible” serves as an invitation to shift our perspective and seek beauty and meaning in the overlooked corners of our lives. It features a roster of artists, including Sarah Abu Abdullah, Zahrah AlGhamdi, Dana Awartani, Ayman Yossri Daydban, Sultan bin Fahad, and Muhannad Shono.
An Untitled Exhibition by Rami Farook:
Renowned artist, curator, and producer Rami Farook presents “An Untitled Exhibition,” a solo exhibition born from his connection with Jeddah. This exhibition offers a glimpse into the multifaceted themes that Rami explores, such as artificial intelligence, faith, construction, and time. It transcends traditional art presentation paradigms, blurring the lines between gallery space ownership and inviting collaboration with the audience. Rami’s creative process embodies a journey of thinking, feeling, envisioning, creating, and sharing. With the support of the gallery, peers, and the public, “Reset” promises to be a dynamic, budget-conscious, interactive, and accessible exploration of Jeddah’s ever-evolving landscape.
A Way With Light:
In collaboration with the cross-disciplinary art collection RFC and ATHR gallery’s innovative art initiative AKTHR, “A Way With Light” emerges as a fusion of art and cutting-edge technology. This exhibition propels visitors into a realm where art transcends physical boundaries. From digital art installations to groundbreaking Non-Fungible Token (NFT) artworks, “A Way With Light” showcases the transformative potential of technology in art. Each artwork weaves a complex narrative, inviting viewers to explore emotions beyond conventional artistic expressions. Featured artists, include Ahaad Alamoudi, Daniah Al-Saleh, Refik Anadol, Ayman Yossri Daydban, Random International, teamLab, Jonas Lund, Quayola, and Andrés Reisinger.
About Athr Gallery
Founded in 2009 by Mohammed Hafiz and Hamza Serafi in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, ATHR has always been an avant-garde gallery with global ambitions. We represent artists who have been the driving force since inception, inspiring our evolving mandate that adapts to the dynamic local scene. Our adaptability is a testament to our decade-long legacy. Our artists explore various mediums, from traditional painting and sculpture to unconventional methods, reflecting the gallery’s bold spirit. Their diverse narratives range from personal to macro-cultural themes. ATHR now has three locations in the kingdom, including ATHR Al-Ula, ATHR JAX in Riyadh, and our flagship Jeddah gallery, with ATHR remaining our headquarters. We’ve also ventured into AKTHR, an experimental exhibition space focusing on new technologies and multisensory experiences.
Location: September 27–December 27, 2023
Dates: Athr Gallery, Jeddah