The theme of safar was present in the lead up to the exhibition’s installation. Bardaouil and Fellrath organized international study trips to Berlin and Korea for emerging Saudi artists as part of a one-year mentorship program. Six emerging Saudi artists took part in the tours, and subsequently created special commissions for the 2017 edition of 21,39. The artists are Majid Angawi, Marwah AlMugait, Abdullah Al-Othman, Bayan Abdullateef, Mohammed Al Faraj and Reem Al Nasser.

 
 
 

Berlin, Germany - August 2016

 

Seoul & GWANGJU, South Korea - September 2016