Saudi culture exhibition in Paris draws enthusiastic response from French and European audience


[08-11-2023 03:11 PM]

Ammon News - The Saudi Culture Exhibition, meticulously organized by the Literature, Publishing, and Translation Commission in Paris, has captivated the attention of French and European visitors with its diverse and rich cultural content.

Visitors to the exhibition have been treated to a multifaceted experience, including a captivating photography exhibition by renowned French photographer Terry Moujie.

The display showcases Moujie’s notable work in the southern regions of the Kingdom, along with a collection of his comic books.

Additionally, a special stand featuring rare manuscripts and archaeological replicas has been a focal point for attendees.

The event provides an introduction to the “Translate” initiative, a philosophy conference, and a writers and readers festival. It also features a display of local costumes aimed at fostering cultural exchange between the Saudi and French communities, aligning with the strategic objectives of the Ministry of Culture under the Saudi Vision 2030.

The first week’s activities underscore the quality of the cultural program, a collaborative effort by the Literature, Publishing, and Translation Commission in partnership with the Heritage Commission, Libraries Authority, the Music Commission, the Culinary Arts Commission, the Architecture and Design Commission, the Fashion Commission, the Film Commission, and the Prince Mohammed Bin Salman Global Center for Arabic Calligraphy.

Highlights from the inaugural week include poetry evenings and short films produced through a competition that supports filmmaking.

Looking ahead to the second week, the schedule promises eight symposiums, three poetry evenings, five short screenings, and the screening of the documentary “Tarouq.”

Other events include a panel session on the King Salman Charter for Architecture and Urbanism, demonstrations of handicrafts, and sessions on capacity-building and techniques in the heritage of handicrafts.

Through this vibrant participation, the cultural sector aims to showcase the uniqueness and creativity of Saudi culture, spanning hundreds of years of history.

Seminars on Saudi literature, translation efforts, and cultural and musical fusion are just a glimpse of the diverse offerings aiming to bridge cultural understanding and appreciation.

Saudi Gazette




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