Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, November 24, 2023 — Ethereal Echoes, a pioneering exhibition introduces a collaboration between Marina Fedorova, an international contemporary artist and Yousef Akbar, a Saudi Arabian fashion designer. The exhibition is a multifaceted dialogue between art, fashion, and culture enriched by digital reality, running from 25 November- 9 December 2023 at the FWD by MOKSYZ Boutique Centria Mall in Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
The two creatives share a common vision to build a platform that redefines classical art and fashion design narratives. This extraordinary collaborative endeavour will unfold at the avant-garde setting of the FWD by MOKSYZ Boutique Centria Mall, nestled in the heart of Riyadh.
«It's a unique collaboration between two artists from different media — painting and fashion — and from different cultural and heritage backgrounds. 'Ethereal Echoes' embodies our common visions of peaceful coexistence between nations, awareness of our planet's future, pushing the boundaries of self-expression, and chasing dreams.»
The 'Ethereal Echoes' exhibition will present the following elements:
- Celestial Canvases by Marina Fedorova
- Couture Constellations by Yousef Akbar
- Technological Enchantment
- Saudi Heritage Illumination
The exhibition features captivating paintings by Marina Fedorova from the Cosmodreams series of artworks. Envisioned as a self-contained artistic statement, Cosmodreams is the result of the author's extensive and long-standing research on the theme of space and related studies, philosophical reflections, and discourse. Paintings enhanced with augmented reality let the viewers go beyond the two-dimensional canvases and watch the stories unfold using a specially developed Cosmodreams: Art in AR mobile application. Among the artworks the exhibition also features those that are specially created for the “Ethereal Echoes”.
Yousef Akbar adds an extraordinary layer with contemporary dresses of his own design. These dresses meticulously intertwine with the paintings, blurring the boundaries between the tangible and the ethereal. Each dress serves as a bridge between the tactile and the celestial, offering a captivating narrative that extends beyond the fabric.
Digital content introduced by augmented reality, virtual reality and other digital technologies transform the mere act of viewing into a multisensory immersive experience.
Beyond these pieces and inspired by each other's creative spirit, they weave a narrative that traverses dimensions and cultures, transcending boundaries with their artistic synergy. Their shared reverence for Saudi Arabia's rich heritage fuels the creation of masterpieces that breathe new life into the nation's cultural legacy, drawing inspiration from the enchanting Al-Ahsa Oasis.
Join 'Ethereal Echoes' at the FWD by MOKSYZ Boutique Centria Mall from November 25th to December 9th, and experience the fusion of art, fashion, technology, and heritage. Organised by the Design House ‘Sputnik Partners’ and curated by ‘Authenticité by Hatem Alakeel’.