Reflecting on time, space, light, and the unique landscape of At-Turaif, Wilson has designed PALACE OF LIGHT, an installation that consists of two major elements. On the one hand, numerous individual light sources, or light gems, pulsing like stars, interacting with a silver sea that works as a reflective surface during the day and creates patterns on the façade of the palace when lit at night. On the other, a large copper dish rising from the sea, an artificial sun, juxtaposed to the moon of DAYDREAM, Wilson’s other work for Noor Riyadh 2021. A heartbeat in the desert - irradiating life - a light installation in constant evolution, testifying to both the fragility and resilience of life.
With the ticket for Robert Wilson’s installation, visitors will be granted access to an exclusive tour of the At-Turaif World Heritage Site.
Discover At-Turaif World Heritage Site and Museum, the royal district of the First Saudi State, a land of kings and heroes where marvels await at every turn. The visit includes a guided tour through the historical lanes and alleys of one of the most significant mud-brick districts in the world built in 1766 and inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List in 2010. Stroll through the inspiring At-Turaif palaces and relive the glories and the victories of its most legendary residents.
Visitors will get a chance to enjoy some of the museum experiences that contribute to telling the story of this unique place, such as the Arabian Horse exhibition and the Diriyah gallery. A temporary exhibition space will also be accessible, featuring works from Riyadh artist Najla AlSaleem.
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