In this week's episode of the ArtTactic Podcast, we discuss the developing art market in Saudi Arabia with Rebecca Anne Proctor, author of the new book Art in Saudi Arabia: A New Creative Economy?. First, Rebecca explains Saudi Arabia's Kingdom's Vision 2030 strategy and how the development of its local art scene plays a big part of it. Then, she shares what the contemporary art scene in Saudi Arabia was like before the Kingdom's Vision initiative and how much it has changed since then. Also, Rebecca reveals how the international art community has responded to Saudi Arabia's desire to play a larger role in the contemporary art world and if it has faced strong criticism such as we saw with the Saudi Arabia's involvement in the LIV Golf tour. Lastly, Rebecca predicts how the art scene in Saudi Arabia will look in 5-10 years from today.
Rebecca Anne Proctor on her new book Art in Saudi Arabia: A New Creative Economy?