“Cultures from Russia” event, in Riyadh

The Saudi Ministry of Culture is celebrating the masterpieces of Russian culture through various events to be held at the King Fahd Cultural Center in Riyadh, coinciding with the visit of Russian President, Vladimir Putin, to Saudi Arabia.

The events include a variety of performances highlighting the value of Russian culture, including an exhibition of paintings of the Russian artist, Vasily Kandinsky, an art exhibition of artificial intelligence, as well as screenings of classic and modern Russian films.

Tchaikovsky Orchestra

The event, entitled “Cultures from Russia”, will kick off on Monday evening with a concert featuring the Russian Tchaikovsky Orchestra, which will present a selection of world-famous musicians, including Sergei Rachmaninov and Nikolai Korsakov.

The Ministry of Culture made it possible for the audience from all walks of life to attend the orchestra and other events.

The “Cultures from Russia” event will also feature the exhibition “Artificial Intelligence and Dialogue of Cultures”, in which 10 artists will present works of art implemented through computer software in a manner that includes a new view of the relationship between the artist and the viewers.

Among the highlights of the exhibition are “Mimosa of Passerby” by Mario Klingeman, questioning the principle of perfectionism.

“Cultures from Russia” event also features an exhibition of works by the founder of the Russian abstract art, Vasily Kandinsky, who died in 1944. His paintings represent a brilliant art show full of color and expression, showing details of wooden houses, utensils, household items, toys, and spinning wheels in the 19th and 20th centuries.

A series of major classical and modern Russian films will also be screened at “Cultures from Russia” event, including the film “The Mirror” by the Russian director, Andrei Tarkovsky, a milestone in the history of world cinema. The Oscar-winning short film “The Elder and the Sea” by Alexander Petrov and Stalingrad, one of the most successful modern Russian films, was released in 2013; it presents the courageous story of a group of Russians who faced the siege of German forces in World War II.

The films will be screened in dedicated galleries at the King Fahd Cultural Center in Riyadh.

The Ministry of Culture is organizing the events, in partnership with the Russian Direct Investment Fund, to celebrate the masterpieces of what Russian culture has produced with its long creative history, and to emphasize the depth of relations between Saudi Arabia and Russia.