Princess Alia Al Senussi speaks to Inspire Middle East
Al Senussi is now an advisor to Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Culture which was established in 2018.
Al Senussi believes that other good examples of emerging art hubs in the region include Dubai, Sharjah and the UAE capital, which is home to institutions like the Louvre Abu Dhabi.
Princess Alia Al Senussi gives a talk at Art Basel Conversations – COURTESY: Art Basel
The royal unstintingly supports emerging and socially disadvantaged artists in the Middle East region.
This isn’t the case, says Al Senussi, who adds that historic events and societal shifts do, inevitably, provide context for many art works.
“Many of the Lebanese artists growing up in the civil war, for example – or artists that are growing up in a rapidly changing context, like here in the UAE, in Saudi Arabia etc – they’re going to be talking about those subjects,” says Al Senussi.