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Tuwaiq International Sculpture Symposium: Open Call

Deadline: May 7th, 2021

The Tuwaiq International Sculpture Symposium (TISS) will be seeing 20 sculptors from across different cultures come together to produce a series of permanent public sculptures. Spanning 22 days (November 10th – December 1st 2021), the symposium promises a platform for international and Saudi artists to create public sculptures in a live setting.

The work will be on view for 5 days at the end of the Symposium (2nd – 6th December 2021) before moving to various outdoor locations across the city.

The entire creative process will be open and accessible to the public with a program of different events and talks.

Applications are open to stone sculptors of all nationalities with at least 5 years of experience exhibiting works permanently or temporarily in outdoor spaces or galleries. A highly respected expert panel comprised of five renowned members will review each application, and a final list of 20 artists will be commissioned to create new works at TISS.

The theme for the 2021 edition of TISS is “The Poetics of Space”. Exploring the connections between matter and emptiness, light and shadow, TISS invites participating artists to create mesmerizing sculptures that imply poetry and create their own space while being in harmony with the surrounding topography of JAX District, Al Diriyah.

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