JEDDAH — Under the aegis of the Saudi Art Council, Al’Obour exhibition of contemporary art opened in Jeddah Wednesday evening in the presence of a huge crowd of art enthusiasts, artists, media, sponsors and members of the general public.

The exhibition’s center of attention was the assimilation of technology by artists as a part of their artistic expression. The diverse range of visitors who attended the opening got to live the artistic experiences and expressions of more than 25 artists from Saudi Arabia, GCC, Arab and European countries.

While attention was drawn to the use of immersive and interactive virtual and augmented reality artistic techniques, other visitors were fascinated by directional sound techniques to personalize storytelling in front of the artwork. Al’Obour also showcased a variety of other techniques such as the interactive robotic screens and other audio and video technologies.