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AlãanMini puts Riyadh’s little artists on the map with fun for mothers and children during Saudi Design Week

10th May 2015

• Saturday May 9th to Wednesday May 13th
• 0549998761
• contact@alaanart.com

Alãan proudly announces its newest project AlãanMini – launching in time for Saudi Design Week.

AlãanMini nurtures the creative talent of your children, while showcasing unique local designs in children’s clothing, furniture and other objects. It’s the only Design Week event for mothers attending with children and the only event dedicated to designer children’s pieces.

The fun includes a huge mural map of Riyadh for children to come and help colour in. Your little ones can also take away a poster of the map to colour in at home. In addition, for five...

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So who’s Reema Motib? The illustrator behind the brilliant AlãanMini map of Riyadh – for children to colour in during Saudi Design Week

2nd May 2015

Meet the youthful talent behind Alãan’s iconic map of Riyadh launching for Saudi Design Week. The huge mural will be featured on a wall at Alãan Artspace where children can come along to colour it in during Design Week, and even take home a poster of the map afterwards if they like.

How young are you?
I’m 20, I recently graduated from high school and I’ve started at college.

What’s your involvement in Saudi Design Week?
I helped create the logo for Alãan Art’s new project AlãanMini – which gives children the chance to participate in Saudi Design Week. They can come along with their mothers and get involved in making art. While the...

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Ehab Mamdouh in Muqeem

1st May 2015

Mariam Nihal
Saudi Gazette

To read the article on Saudi Gazette please click here.

Born in Egypt, Ehab Mamdouh spent most of his life in Dammam, Saudi Arabia. Mamdouh’s work is inspired by traditions in Islam integrating Ancient Egyptian civilization. Using contemporary forces with ancient forms, Mamdouh designs his work in digital form.

In an interview with Saudi Gazette, he said: “I’m a filmmaker by trade and I took to heart the idea that I should be well-versed in the past to understand the present and future. I studied history, particularly cinema history, as part of a liberal arts program. After graduation, I gained...

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Haute designs for little ones

26th April 2015

Gulf Times article by Anand Holla. Click here to read the original article.

As if to complement the ever-burgeoning art scene of the region and of Qatar, Riyadh’s Alaan (meaning Now) – the key contemporary forum, at the heart of the city’s emerging arts scene – has announced its new project AlaanMini, launched right in time for Saudi Design Week.
AlaanMini seeks to nurture the creative talent of children, while showcasing unique local designs in children’s clothing, furniture and other objects. What also makes it interesting and worth checking out is that it is the only Design Week event for mothers attending with children and the only...

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Alãan meaning Now is Riyadh’s key contemporary forum, at the heart of the city’s emerging arts scene. We foster the city’s growing arts community through exhibitions, event programmes and an important arts library. Through Alãan Projects we integrate arts education and community events with exhibitions showcasing unique local design talent. Our stunning exhibition space is deliberately set at street level, welcoming a relaxed, immersive experience.

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