Tuwaiq Sculpture Symposium
Operate and Activate
Location: Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
TalentS was selected by the Royal Commission for Riyadh City to establish an operations management office to manage the curation services, operations, production, community engagement, and communication of the Tuwaiq International Sculpture Symposium.
Tuwaiq International Sculpture Symposium 2021 brought 20 sculptors from around the world and Saudi Arabia together to produce a series of permanent public sculptures for 21 days, from November 15 – December 5, 2021. The resulting sculptures were exhibited in situ for four additional days, after which they will be relocated to permanent locations throughout the capital city of Saudi Arabia, Riyadh, to enrich the everyday lives of its residents and visitors.
Tuwaiq Sculpture hosted a complete community engagement program that included a series of artist and expert panel talks, school visits, artistic workshops, and an internship program for Princess Noura University art students who assisted the sculptures team in creating the artworks.
With more than 1,500 visitors and a 95% satisfaction rate, the excitement about the program was clearly visible in their comments: “The people who work here are wonderful, the sculptures are beautiful and the creativity in the workshop themes is satisfying to every taste,” “My favorite memory of the day was of my son participating in the sculpture workshop,” “I loved the Islamic Art: Carved Stories panel talk.”
TalentS is Operating Management Office for Tuwaiq International Sculpture Symposium 2022.