Noor Riyadh Festival Broke Two World Records!

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Two artworks displayed this year during the first-ever Noor Riyadh festival of art and light have set Guinness world records.

The festival included works by more than 60 artists from more than 20 countries ran from March until June

It featured a number of installations across the city as well as a series of events and two of them made world records.

Beacon by Polish artist Carolina Halatek, broke the record for the largest LED structure. The sculpture was on show at the King Abdul Aziz Historical Center in March and consisted of 272,160 LEDs.

Star in Motion by Belgian artist Koert Vermeulen, was suspended at a height of 256 meters on the Kingdom Center tower and has set the world record for the brightest suspended ornament.

 

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So incredible!

The festival included tours, musical and cinematic performances, virtual discussions, workshops, and family activities in 13 locations across the city.

More than 300,000 people attended the festival

 

Noor Riyadh is an initiative of the Riyadh Art Project, which hopes to establish more than 1,000 public artworks throughout the city. It is all part of Vision 2030 and is working on developing a creative economy and making Riyadh one of the most livable cities in the world.

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