15 Feb 2024 - 20 May 2024

In the Night

Saudi Arabia Museum of Contemporary Art


In a celebration of creativity and cultural enrichment, the Museums Commission, Ministry of Culture, Saudi Arabia proudly presents the groundbreaking exhibition, “In the Night,” at the Saudi Arabia Museum of Contemporary Art (SAMoCA@Jax). This exhibition showcases the transformative power of art in interpreting the domain of the night. Artists from Saudi Arabia and the world, including from France, Morocco, Tunisia, India, Japan, Argentina Pakistan, Croatia, Australia, and the UK, take part in the exhibition with creative artworks shedding light on the mystery of the night and its intricate dimensions.

The night, often a sanctuary for artists and poets, serves as a canvas for imagination, introspection, and observation. “In the Night” invites visitors to experience over thirty local and international artists’ interpretations of the nocturnal landscape, conveyed through a diverse range of mediums including sensory experiences, large canvases, installations, sculptures, and video works. This exhibition not only underscores the rich tapestry of contemporary art but also marks a significant milestone in the cultural landscape of Saudi Arabia. The exhibition opened its doors to the public in February and will run until the end of May.

SAMoCA@Jax, the first Contemporary Art Museum in the country, recently opened its doors with the objectives to play a vital role in cultivating a vibrant contemporary art ecosystem, as well as empowering local artists. The Museum stands as a testament to the renaissance ushered in by Vision 2030 – a vision that positions Saudi Arabia as a global hub for transformative creativity. Under the guiding principles of Vision 2030, and based on the `Saudi Ministry of Culture’s strategy of promoting culture as a way of life, SAMoCA@Jax is positioned as a platform where local and international artists converge, connect, and grow. This is not just a museum; it’s the future of Contemporary Art for Saudi Arabia and the entire Arab region.

Press release from Saudi Ministry of Culture

Image: Muhannad Shono. A Song of Silence. 2024. Image courtesy of Saudi Ministry of Culture