30 days to the ending
9 Feb - 23 Mar, 2024
Under the theme of In the Presence of Absence, Desert X AlUla 2024 asks "what cannot be seen?" Often dismissed as spaces of emptiness, deserts are rendered mute, static, but there is much more than meets the eye. Artists taking part in Desert X AlUla 2024 have been invited to explore ideas of the unseen and the inexpressible. Encouraged to engage with what is not immediately apparent, they stage new encounters with the landscape, imagining alternative perspectives that appreciate the imperceptible forces and atmospheres of time, wind, light, the flows of history and myths woven into the place.
The upcoming edition of Desert X AlUla will be situated in locations within the Wadi AlFann desert, Harrat Uwayrid and AlManshiyah Railway Station, inviting visitors to wander through and experience spectacular and varied landscapes as they weave their journey between the works.
Desert X AlUla returns for its third edition from 9 February – 23 March 2024, placing contemporary artworks amidst desert landscape of AlUla, an region in north-west Saudi Arabia.