foto © Paolo Pellegrin
Thursday 14 September 2023 ore 18:00 - ore 19:00

talkDiriyah Art Futures
The new center for digital arts in Riyadh

Carlo Scarpa hall
free admission subject to availability
event in English

A closer look at Schiattarella Associati’s design of the first space in the Gulf area entirely designed for digital and immersive art.

Conceived as part of Saudi Vision 2030, the Diriyah Art Futures is a large 6,550-square-metre hub located northwest of Riyadh. ‘A Pompeii swept by the desert winds’, as historian Robert Lacey called it, is now a symbol of the country’s cultural renaissance.

A site in the heart of the desert, close to one of the most important historical and archaeological UNESCO sites in the Arabian Peninsula, At Turaif, the original residence of the Al Saud royal family, on the ridge of a wadi, an agricultural depression in the middle of the desert plateau.

Lorenza Baroncelli MAXXI Architettura Director

Mona Khazindar Ministry of Culture of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Advisor
Haytham Nawar Diriyah Art Futures Director
Amedeo Schiattarella Schiattarella Associati

Ilaria Bonacossa MAD – Museo Nazionale Arte Digitale Director

individual seats reserved for myMAXXI card holders by writing to, by the day before the event