The vision of Ana Arabiah was to shine the spotlight on the talented women of the Arab world, who are exploring new horizons and embracing the opportunity to express themselves creatively in pursuit of their ambitions. The exhibition acknowledged and celebrated the diverse artistic skills of these forward-thinking Arab women who continue to make important contributions to society.
A vibrant modern souk was laid out with pathways guiding guests through three defined areas that functioned as neighborhoods. At the center of each area was a courtyard and seating arrangement, accented by greenery to evoke an outdoor setting. Each of the neighborhoods was distinguished by its own bold color palette and was characterized by patterns and designs from a specific geographical region/lands both near and far. Patterned perforated fabric used in the structures allowed the colors to fuse and interlay with shadows in a playful and dramatic manner. The spectrum of color and shade throughout the entire exhibition space simultaneously alluded to the diverse talents and characteristics of Saudi women.
Ana Arabiah kindled the spirit:
I am Arab.
With my culture and craftsmanship.
With my originality and wisdom.
With my grace and intuition.