Author: ARAB NEWSFri, 2018-01-26 19:42ID: 1516974071458061700
DAVOS: The MiSK Global Forum (MGF) — the worldwide platform of the MiSK Foundation founded by Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman — hosted a Saudi-themed lunch at the World Economic Forum (WEF) on Friday.
The event, named a ‘Saudi Voyage’, provided guests with a taste of every corner of the Kingdom, with foods from across the country on offer, including dates, coffee and rice. Guests at the event also got to experience culture from Saudi Arabia’s five regions through music, art and dance.
Three renowned Saudi Arabian chefs, Ali Al-Yousef, Duha Abdullah and Rakan Al-Areefi created the diverse menus, Saudi musicians Abdullah Al-Garni and Saud Al-Shareef entertained the guests while artwork by modern Saudi artists was on display, giving an insight into the history of 20th century art in the Kingdom and shedding light on the foundations of the contemporary art movement that is growing in the country in this century.
A guest at the function, South African social entrepreneur Lavuyo Rani, said: “For me, it’s an experience — especially the food — it’s the first time I’ve experienced it, but I’m really enjoying it.”
The MiSK Foundation is a not-for-profit philanthropic foundation established to empower Saudi Arabian youth to become active participants in the knowledge economy. During the WEF event in Davos, MiSK also announced an art project entitled ‘Tomorrow’s Jobs’ depicting jobs of the future and inspired by the talks, seminars and displays held throughout the week.
Concept artist Florian de Gesincourt watched several WEF sessions and used the content as inspiration to produce artwork overnight which was displayed on Thursday on screens in the main entrance foyer of the WEF Congress Center as well as at the Steigenberger Grandhotel Belvédère in the town. The artwork can be seen on MGF’s social media channels.
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