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Eye of Riyadh: AlãanMini puts Riyadh’s little artists on the map

25th April 2015

Click here for the original article in Eye of Riyadh.

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 days in a row, we’ve got...

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Alãan Artspace in Riyadh: Challenging The Status Quo

20th March 2015

Click here to read the original article by Mariam Nihal in Saudi Gazette

Alaan Artspace is a three-year-old art hub based in the capital of Saudi Arabia. It enables artists share a common platform to facilitate arts and culture in the region. Alaan also helps cultivate engagement with the contemporary art culture among Arab audiences via interactive events that cover a range of subjects, from artist talks to collectors sharing their experiences. The government of Saudi Arabia has committed to spending more than US $1.7 billion on building 230 new museums.

Saudi Gazette caught up with the founding director, Neama A. Al-Sudairi, in a...

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2nd March 2015

Click here to read the original article by James Medina

Right in the heart of Riyadh, a small group of fashionable young Saudis, laden with shopping bags, quickly glance up with intrigue at the striking black and white Arabic letters that spell ‘alāan’ (‘now’) above the entrance of a sleek yet beautifully crafted ultra-modern building. They hurriedly walk on by towards more designer stores before disappearing into the city’s bright lights; the opportunity to experience something new at this cultural addition to the staunchly conservative capital has passed them by.

Venture through Alāan’s doors and you are greeted with a microcosm of...

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Alãan Artspace Events

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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