Wadi AlFann, meaning ‘Valley of the Arts’, is an awe-inspiring new global cultural destination for contemporary art. Era-defining works by some of the most compelling artists from around the world will be permanently placed within the monumental landscape of AlUla.
New Art, Ancient History
Created by some of the world’s most renowned pioneers of land art and artists at the forefront of contemporary practice, the concepts, vision and epic scale of Wadi AlFann’s cross-generational commissions mark a new chapter in art history. Juxtaposed with historic traces of ancient desert communities, this unprecedented, ambitious and visionary showcase of contemporary artworks will continue growing in years to come, adding to the legacy of this millennia-old location.
Art in Dialogue with Nature
Wadi AlFann will offer a profound opportunity to experience art in dialogue with nature. Learning from the desert, the artists are responding to the landscape of AlUla, taking inspiration from its dramatic panoramas. The works will be created with respect for the landscape, set against the stunning sandstone cliffs and steep canyons.
Inspiring the Next Generation & Cross-Cultural Exchange
Wadi AlFann will provide opportunities for local communities to experience art as a source of education and enrichment, strengthening AlUla’s cultural economy and inspiring a new generation of arts professionals. This epic new destination will also welcome art lovers, adventurers, and globetrotters from across the world on a transformative cultural journey to a unique place of creative and geographical wonder, continuing the region’s history as a place of cross-cultural exchange.