Curia Appoints Gerald Auer as Chief Financial Officer

ALBANY, N.Y., Dec. 15, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Curia, a leading contract research, development and manufacturing organization, today announced that Gerald Auer has been appointed as chief financial officer. He will join the organization effective Jan. 1, 2024.

“I am delighted to welcome Gerald to Curia as we head into the new year,” said Curia CEO Philip Macnabb. “Gerald brings extensive experience leading finance divisions with an impressive track record for success. I am confident that he will be an invaluable asset to our team and will help position us for a strong year in 2024.”

Auer most recently served as CFO at Al Dahra, a company specializing in agribusiness. Prior to his time at Al Dahra, Auer was CFO of the EMEA crop science division at Bayer, a life science company focused on health care and agriculture, and CFO of Bayer Switzerland. He spent more than 20 years at Bayer and held multiple leadership roles within its finance department, leading finance functions across the global organization in the North and Latin America region as well as Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Auer studied at the University of Marburg in Germany where he earned his master’s degree in business administration.

He currently resides in Basel, Switzerland with his family, but they plan to relocate to Raleigh, North Carolina in 2024.

“Curia is a dynamic company in the CDMO space with an inspirational mission to improve patients’ lives,” said Auer. “I look forward to collaborating with the talented team at Curia to help drive that mission for our customers and their patients.”

About Curia

Curia is a leading contract research, development, and manufacturing organization providing products and services from R&D through commercial manufacturing to pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical customers. Curia’s nearly 4,000 employees at 27 locations across the U.S., Europe, and Asia help its customers advance from curiosity to cure. Learn more at CuriaGlobal.com.

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Desert X AlUla Third Edition of International Art Exhibition Will Open 9 February – 23 March 2024 Under the Theme of ‘In The Presence Of Absence’, Artists Will Explore That Which Cannot be Seen

Maya El Khalil, Desert X AlUla 2024 co-curator and Marcello Dantas

From Right to Left: Maya El Khalil, Desert X AlUla 2024 co-curator and Marcello Dantas, Desert X AlUla 2024 co-curator, Courtesy of the Royal Commission for AlUla.

ALULA, Saudi Arabia, Dec. 14, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Open to all, Desert X AlUla is a recurring and temporary, site-responsive, international open-air art exhibition taking place in AlUla, a globally significant ancient desert region in the Arabian Peninsula. Desert X AlUla takes place as a highlight of the AlUla Arts Festival. Raneem Farsi and Neville Wakefield will return as this year’s artistic directors and the exhibition will be curated by Maya El Khalil and Marcello Dantas. El Khalil is a renowned art advisor and curator with a focus on the MENA region. Dantas is an award-winning curator known for innovative interdisciplinary practices linking science, history and technology to create engaging and participatory exhibition experiences.

Royal Commission for AlUla

Following two exhibitions since 2020, Desert X AlUla returns for its third edition from 9 February – 23 March 2024, placing visionary contemporary artworks by Saudi and international artists amidst the extraordinary desert landscape of AlUla, a majestic region in north-west Saudi Arabia of natural and creative heritage steeped in a legacy of cross-cultural exchange.

Under the theme of In the Presence of Absence, Desert X AlUla 2024 asks ‘what cannot be seen?’ Often dismissed as spaces of emptiness, deserts are rendered mute, static, but there is much more than meets the eye. Artists taking part in Desert X AlUla 2024 have been invited to explore ideas of the unseen and the inexpressible. Encouraged to engage with what is not immediately apparent, they stage new encounters with the landscape, imagining alternative perspectives that appreciate the imperceptible forces and atmospheres of time, wind, light, the flows of history and myths woven into the place.

Dana Awartani, Where The Dwellers Lay, Desert X AlUla 2022, photo by Lance Gerber, Courtesy of the Royal Commission for AlUla.

Dana Awartani, Where The Dwellers Lay, Desert X AlUla 2022, photo by Lance Gerber, Courtesy of the Royal Commission for AlUla.

Desert X AlUla is a collaboration between Desert X and the Royal Commission for AlUla (RCU) established to advance new cultural dialogue through art. The first site-responsive exhibition of its kind in Saudi Arabia, it fosters exchange between artists, curators and international and local communities, shaped by a curatorial vision that takes the desert as its inspiration. Building on the legacy of Desert X, which takes place in California’s Coachella Valley, Desert X AlUla draws on principles of land art, offering a profound opportunity to experience art in dialogue with nature.

Desert X AlUla has played a pivotal role in paving the way for the development of another initiative due to open in AlUla in 2026, Wadi AlFann, a 65 square kilometre site set to become a global destination for monumental site-specific, permanent land art. Marking a major milestone in the Royal Commission for AlUla’s Cultural Manifesto, the epic, monumental scale of Wadi AlFann’s cross-generational commissions will open a new chapter in art history, expanding and continuing for years to come. Both Desert X AlUla and Wadi AlFann are examples of RCU’s vision for art in the landscape.

As well as being a historic cultural site, AlUla is at the heart of Saudi Arabia’s burgeoning arts scene. Arts AlUla is dedicated to creating a culturally enriched place to live and visit, to revive the rich legacy of arts in the region and to create opportunities for the community to experience art as a source of education and enrichment through job creation and skills development.

The upcoming edition of Desert X AlUla will be situated in locations within the Wadi AlFann desert, Harrat Uwayrid and AlManshiyah Railway Station, inviting visitors to wander through and experience spectacular and varied landscapes as they weave their journey between the works. Desert X AlUla aims to contribute to and continue the artistic heritage of the local community and region: Works from Desert X AlUla 2020 by Sherin Guirguis, Lita Albuquerque, Manal AlDowayan, Superflex, Mohamed Ahmed Ibrahim and Nadim Karam have been acquired by RCU, some of which are on view at Habitas, AlUla. Works from Desert X AlUla 2022 by Dana Awartani, Alicja Kwade, Monika Sosnowska, Sultan Bin Fahad, Khalil Rabah, Shezad Dawood and Serge Attukwei Clottey have been acquired by RCU, some of which are on display. Jim Denevan’s work for Desert X AlUla 2022 also remains in its original location, where it will dissipate naturally. Desert X AlUla has been building local and international audiences over the years, with a 53% increase in average visitors per day from 2020 to 2022 editions.

Home to the UNESCO World Heritage Site, Hegra, built by the Nabataeans over 2,000 years ago, the AlUla region has been at the crossroads of cultural exchange for millennia, historically lying on the incense trade route and once capital to the ancient Kingdom of Dadan. Today, it is once again a crossroads of cultural inspiration, valuing arts and creativity as an essential layer of enrichment.

Desert X AlUla takes place as a highlight of the AlUla Arts Festival, which runs from 9 February – 2 March 2024. During the festival, More than meets the Eye, an exhibition of modern and contemporary works by Saudi artists will be presented by the contemporary art museum, AlUla. There will also be an exhibition of work by Wadi AlFann commissioned artist Manal AlDowayan in Aljadidah Arts District. The festival will immerse visitors in a vibrant celebration of contemporary visual and public art, design, curated cinema, art tours, and artist residencies. At AlUla’s mixed-use creative hub, Madrasat Addeera, there will be hands-on workshops on crafts such as palm weaving, pottery, jewelry, geometry, 3D strictures, textiles, and many more.

Maya El Khalil, curator, Desert X AlUla 2024, says:
The region of AlUla is monumental. Formed of inconceivable spans of time and space, the urge is to meet it with imitations of similar size and impact. But the reality is, human efforts struggle to match the grandeur sculpted here across eons. We challenged the artists to adjust their perspective to encounter the unseen aspects of the place with reverence, attuning to the forces, rhythms and processes that shape the landscape in imperceptible ways. Their works diagram and engage ephemeral phenomena like the movement of light or the erosion of wind, becoming performed by these forces to reveal the monumental significance of what might at first seem absent.

Marcello Dantas, curator, Desert X AlUla 2024, says:
The desert, often perceived as a place of emptiness, gradually unveils its intricate layers of existence as one immerses in it. These layers manifest through the ever-shifting terrain, the intricate dance of time, the evidences of life, and the transformative power of climate. Desert X AlUla invites artists to create original works with a unique canvas on an unprecedented scale. We tasked these artists with the mission of uncovering traces that transcend the limits of our sight, blurring the line between what we see and what we truly perceive, in the presence of absence.

Nora Aldabal, Executive Director of Arts and Creative Industries at RCU says:
We are delighted to have Maya and Marcello as the curators for Desert X AlUla 2024. Both have spent time in AlUla and understand its rich heritage as a place of cultural exchange and connect with the complex and spectacular landscapes of AlUla. Under their curation, the selected artists will explore themes of the unseen, challenging human-centric perspectives in an awe-inspiring landscape, we look forward to seeing the works that will be on show.

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Notes to editors:

About AlUla:
Located 1,100 km from Riyadh, in North-West Saudi Arabia, AlUla is a place of extraordinary natural and human heritage. The vast area, covering 22,561km², includes a lush oasis valley, towering sandstone mountains and ancient cultural heritage sites dating back thousands of years to when the Lihyan and Nabataean kingdoms reigned.

The most well-known and recognised site in AlUla is Hegra, Saudi Arabia’s first UNESCO World Heritage Site. A 52-hectare ancient city, Hegra was the principal southern city of the Nabataean Kingdom and is comprised of more than 100 well-preserved tombs with elaborate facades cut out of the sandstone outcrops surrounding the walled urban settlement. Current research also suggests Hegra was the most southern outpost of the Roman Empire after conquering the Nabataeans in 106 CE.

In addition to Hegra, AlUla is home to fascinating historical and archaeological sites such as: Ancient Dadan, the capital of the Dadan and Lihyan Kingdoms, which is considered one of the most developed 1st-millennium BCE cities of the Arabian Peninsula; thousands of ancient rock art sites and inscriptions at Jabal Ikmah; AlUla Old Town, a labyrinth of more than 900 mudbrick homes developed from at least the 12th century, and Hijaz Railway and Hegra Fort, key sites in the story and conquests of Lawrence of Arabia.

About The Royal Commission for AlUla:
The Royal Commission for AlUla (RCU) was established by royal decree in July 2017 to protect and safeguard AlUla, a region of outstanding natural and cultural significance in North-West Saudi Arabia. RCU is embarking on a long-term plan to develop and deliver a sensitive, sustainable transformation of the region, reaffirming it as one of the country’s most important archaeological and cultural destinations and preparing it to welcome visitors from around the world. RCU’s development work in AlUla encompasses a broad range of initiatives across archaeology, tourism, culture, education and the arts, reflecting the ambitious commitment to cultivate tourism and leisure in Saudi Arabia, outlined in Vision 2030.

About Desert X:
Desert X is produced by The Desert Biennial, a 501(c)3 charitable organization, conceived to produce recurring international contemporary art exhibitions that activate desert locations through site-specific installations by acclaimed international artists. Its guiding principles include presenting public exhibitions of art that are free to the
public and respond meaningfully to the conditions of desert locations, the environment, indigenous communities, and promote cultural exchange. Desert X is committed to education and public programming with a robust series of initiatives that expand the breadth and depth of the organization’s engagement with the surrounding community. The exhibitions provide a platform for artists from around the world to address ecological, cultural, spiritual and other existential themes. From its inception in 2017, Desert X has presented four exhibitions in the Coachella Valley. In 2020, the organization began to engage with exhibitions outside the United States and helped establish Desert X AlUla in the desert of Saudi Arabia. The exhibitions to date have explored new configurations of site-responsive work by more than 80 artists from North America, South America, South Asia, Europe, the Middle East and Africa creating a new paradigm for the presentation and experience of art and welcoming an audience of over 1.7 million. Desert X is funded by its board of directors and an international group of individual donors, foundations, and sponsors.

Maya El Khalil
Maya is a renowned art curator that has over 14 years of experience in the arts industry with a focus on the MENA region. She was born in Beirut and is based out of Oxford, UK. She is the former founding director of Athr Gallery, a contemporary art space in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, where she curated several exhibitions that showcased the works of emerging and established artists from around the world. One of her notable curatorial works was the annual 21,39 Jeddah Arts exhibition. Maya has also worked as an independent art advisor and curator.

Marcello Dantas
Marcello is an award-winning curator and artistic director with 35 years of experience, known for innovative interdisciplinary practices and the use of Science, history and technology, to create engaging exhibition experiences. Dantas has conceptualized several museums and cultural institutions across South America and Asia including the Museum of Portuguese Language and Japan House Sao Paulo, and, curated solo exhibitions featuring influential contemporary artists like Ai Weiwei and Anish Kapoor. He also curated Vancouver Biennale, BienalSur and Mercosul Biennale. In 2021, he became the curator of the SFER IK Museo in Tulum, Mexico.

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‫صحراء X العلا افتتاح النسخة الثالثة من صحراء X العلا من 9 فبراير إلى 23 مارس 2024 تحت عنوان “في حضرة الغياب”، حيث يستكشف الفنانون ما لا يمكن رؤيته

Maya El Khalil, Desert X AlUla 2024 co-curator and Marcello Dantas

From Right to Left: Maya El Khalil, Desert X AlUla 2024 co-curator and Marcello Dantas, Desert X AlUla 2024 co-curator, Courtesy of the Royal Commission for AlUla.

ALULA, Saudi Arabia, Dec. 14, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — معرض صحراء X العلا المفتوح للجميع هو معرض فني دولي متكرر ومعاصر يتجاوب مع الموقع٬ ويقام في الهواء الطلق بمنطقة العلا، تلك المنطقة الصحراوية العتيقة ذات الأهمية الكبيرة في شبه الجزيرة العربية. ويهدف معرض صحراء X العلا إلى تسليط الضوء على أحداث مهرجان فنون العلا. وستعود كل من رنيم فارسي ونيفيل ويكفيلد إلى الإدارة الفنية لمعرض هذا العام، وسيقوم على تقييم المعرض مايا الخليل ومارسيلو دانتاس. مايا الخليل هي مستشارة فنية ومقيمة معارض شهيرة ذات اهتمام بمنطقة الشرق الأوسط وشمال أفريقيا. أما مارسيلو دانتاس فهو مقيم معارض حائز على جوائز٬ ويشتهر بأفكاره المبتكرة متعددة التخصصات التي تربط بين العلوم والتاريخ والتكنولوجيا لخلق تجارب معارض جذابة وتشاركية.

بعد اقامت معرضين منذ عام 2020، يعود معرض صحراء X العلا في نسخته الثالثة في الفترة من 9 فبراير إلى 32 مارس 2024، حيث يعرض أعمالًا فنية معاصرة ذات رؤية، لفنانين سعوديين وعالميين، وسط المناظر الطبيعية الصحراوية الاستثنائية في العلا، التي تعد منطقة مهيبة في شمال غرب المملكة العربية السعودية تضم تراثًا طبيعيًا وإبداعيًا مغمورًا في إرث من التلاقح الثقافي.

وتحت عنوان ” في حضرة الغياب“، يولد معرض صحراء X العلا 2024 تساؤلات عميقة عن “ما لا يمكن رؤيته؟”. فغالبًا ما يُستهان بالصحاري، باعتبارها لا تعدو كونها مساحات من الفراغ تبدو صامتة بلا حراك، غير أن هناك ما هو أكثر بكثير مما تراه العين. وقد دُعي الفنانون المشاركون في معرض صحراء X العلا 2024 إلى استكشاف الأفكار التي تدور حول ما لا تراه الأعين ولا يكون جلياً في الواقع. وتشجيعًا على التفاعل مع الأشياء التي قد لا تظهر بجلاء، يقومون باستحداث تفاعلات جديدة مع المناظر الطبيعية، ويتخيلون وجهات نظر بديلة تنطوي على استحضار الآثار والأجواء اللامحسوسة للزمن والرياح والضوء وتدفقات التاريخ والأساطير المنسوجة في المكان.

Dana Awartani, Where The Dwellers Lay, Desert X AlUla 2022, photo by Lance Gerber, Courtesy of the Royal Commission for AlUla.

Dana Awartani, Where The Dwellers Lay, Desert X AlUla 2022, photo by Lance Gerber, Courtesy of the Royal Commission for AlUla.

وقد لعب معرض صحراء X العلا دورًا محوريًا في تمهيد الطريق لإقامة مشاريع أخرى من المقرر افتتاحها في العلا في عام 2026، وادي الفن، وهو موقع تبلغ مساحته 65 كيلومترًا مربعًا، من المقرر أن يصبح وجهة عالمية دائمة محددة وشديدة الأهمية لفنون الأرض. ويعد كل من معرض صحراء X العلا ووادي الفن مثالين على رؤية الهيئة الملكية لمحافظة العلا تجاه الفن في وسط المناظر الطبيعية، التي تهدف إلى إتاحة فرص لا مثيل لها لتجربة الفن المعاصر في حواره مع الطبيعة.

فضلاً عن كونها موقعًا ثقافيًا تاريخيًا، تقع العلا في قلب المشهد الفني المزدهر في المملكة العربية السعودية. ويتركز اهتمام فنون العلا على إنشاء مكان ثري ثقافيًا للإقامة والزيارة، لإحياء التراث الغني للفنون في المنطقة وخلق فرص للمجتمع كي يعايش المجتمع المحلي الفن كمصدر للتعليم والإثراء من خلال إيجاد فرص العمل وتنمية المهارات.

ستكون النسخة القادمة من صحراء X العلا في مواقع مختلفة، تشمل صحراء وادي الفن ومحطة سكة حديد وحرة عويرض والمنشية، حيث تدعو الزوار للتجول وتجربة المناظر الطبيعية الخلابة والمتنوعة في أثناء تنقلهم بين الأعمال. وبدأ معرض صحراء X العلا على بناء قاعدة جماهيرية محلية ودولية على مدار السنين، بزيادة قدرها 53% لمتوسط عدد الزوار يومياً ما بين عام 2020 حتى 2022.

ويهدف معرض صحراء X العلا إلى تسليط الضوء على أحداث مهرجان فنون العلا. وخلال المهرجان، أكثر مما تراه العين، سيُقدَّم معرض للأعمال الحديثة والمعاصرة لفنانين سعوديين بواسطة متحف الفن المعاصر بالعلا. كما سيقام معرض لأعمال الفنانة المكلفة من وادي الفن منال الضويان في حي الجديدة للفنون. وسيغمر المهرجان الزوار في احتفال نابض بالحياة من الفن البصري، والتصميم، والسينما المختارة، والجولات الفنية، وأماكن لإقامة الفنانين. وسيعقد في مركز العلا الإبداعي مدرسة الديرة، ورش عمل على الحرف اليدوية مثل نسج سعف النخيل، والفخار، والمجوهرات، والهندسة، والأشكال ثلاثية الأبعاد، والمنسوجات، وغيرها الكثير.

تقول مايا الخليل، إحدى مقيمات معرض صحراء X العلا 2024:
منطقة العلا صرح تاريخي. وتتألف من فترات زمانية ومكانية أبعد من أن تُتصور، وثمة رغبة في مقابلة ذلك بشيء يحاكيها في الحجم والتأثير. ولكن تظل الحقيقة أنه من الصعب على الجهود البشرية مضاهاة العظمة التي شكلها مر الدهور. لقد تحدينا الفنانين لتوجيه تصوراتهم الفنية في محاولة للتعرف على الجوانب غير المرئية للمكان بإجلال، وتناغم مع القوى، والإيقاعات، والعمليات التي تشكل المشهد الطبيعي بطرق غير محسوسة. وترسم أعمالهم وتستخدم الظواهر سريعة الزوال مثل حركة الضوء أو حت الرياح، فتقوم هذه القوى بتشكيلها لإماطة اللثام عن الأهمية الكبيرة للأشياء التي قد تبدو غائبة للوهلة الأولى.

ويقول مارسيلو دانتاس، أحد مقيمي معرض صحراء X العلا 2024:
الصحراء، التي غالبًا ما ينظر إليها على أنها مكان لا يحوي سوى الفراغ، تكشف تدريجيًا عن طبقات وجودها المعقدة كلما غاص فيها المرء. وتظهر هذه الطبقات من خلال التضاريس المتغيرة باستمرار، وحركة الزمن المعقدة، وشواهد الحياة، والقوة التحويلية للمناخ. ومعرض صحراء X العلا يدعو الفنانين إلى إنشاء أعمال أصلية على مساحة عمل فريدة من نوعها وبحجم غير مسبوق. وقد كلفنا هؤلاء الفنانين بمهمة الكشف عن الآثار التي تتجاوز حدود بصرنا، ومحو ذلك الحد الفاصل بين ما نراه وما ندركه حقًا، في حضرة الغياب.

وتقول نورا الدبل، المديرة التنفيذية للفنون والصناعات الإبداعية في الهيئة الملكية لمحافظة العلا:
يسرنا أن يكون معنا مايا ومارسيلو باعتبارهما المقيمين لمعرض صحراء X العلا 2024. فقد قضى كلاهما وقتًا في العلا وفهما تراثها الغني بوصفها مكانًا للتلاقح الثقافي والتفاعل مع المناظر الطبيعية المعقدة والمذهلة في العلا. وتحت إشرافهما، سيستكشف الفنانون المختارون موضوعات غير مرئية، متحدّين تلك التصورات التي تركز على الإنسان، في مشهد مذهل مثير للإعجاب، ونتطلع إلى رؤية الأعمال التي سيتم عرضها.

لمزيد من المعلومات، يرجى زيارة:

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صحراء إكس العلا:
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إيضاحات للمحررين:

نبذة عن العلا:
تقع العلا على بُعد 1100 كيلومتر من الرياض، في شمال غرب المملكة العربية السعودية، وتتميز بأنها منطقة تجمع في رحابها تراثًا طبيعيًا وإنسانيًا استثنائيًا. وتحتضن هذه المنطقة الشاسعة، والتي تبلغ مساحتها 22561 كيلومترًا مربعًا، واحة غنّاء، وجبالًا رملية شاهقة، ومواقع تراثية ثقافية قديمة يعود تاريخها إلى آلاف السنين منذ عهد حكم مملكتي لحيان والأنباط.

يُعد الحِجر أشهر موقع في العلا وأكثرها شعبية، وهو أول موقع سعودي يُدرج على قائمة اليونسكو للتراث العالمي. والحِجر هي مدينة قديمة تبلغ مساحتها 52 هكتارًا، وكانت هي المدينة الجنوبية الرئيسية في مملكة الأنباط، وتتكون الحِجر من أكثر من 100 ضريح مصان على نحو جيد، بواجهات متقنة الصنع ومقتطعة من الأغطية الرملية المحيطة بالمستوطنة الحضرية المسورة. وتشير الأبحاث الحالية أيضًا إلى أن مدينة الحِجر كانت أكبر ملتقى جنوبي تتجمع فيها الإمبراطورية الرومانية بعد هزيمة الأنباط عام 106 ميلادية.

وإلى جانب الحِجر، تعد العلا موطنًا لعدد من المواقع التاريخية والأثرية الخلابة، مثل: دادان القديمة، عاصمة مملكتي دادان ولحيان، والتي تعد واحدة من أكثر المدن تطورًا في شبه الجزيرة العربية في الألفية الأولى قبل الميلاد، وآلاف من مواقع الفن الصخري القديمة والنقوش في جبل عكمة، ومدينة العلا القديمة، وهي عبارة عن متاهة بها أكثر من 900 منزل مبني من الطوب اللبن يعود تاريخها إلى القرن الثاني عشر على الأقل، وسكة حديد الحجاز وحصن الحِجر، وهما موقعان رئيسيان في قصة لورنس العرب ومعاركه.

نبذة عن الهيئة الملكية لمحافظة العلا:
تم تأسيس الهيئة الملكية لمحافظة العلا بموجب مرسوم ملكي صدر في يوليو/تموز عام 2017، بهدف حماية منطقة العلا وصونها، وهي منطقة ذات أهمية طبيعية وثقافية كبيرة وتقع في شمال غرب المملكة العربية السعودية. وشرعت الهيئة الملكية لمحافظة العلا في وضع خطة طويلة الأجل تهدف إلى تحقيق تحوّل حساس في المنطقة، وهو ما يؤكد من جديد أنها واحدة من أهم المقاصد الأثرية والثقافية، وتُعِدُّها لاستقبال الزوار من مختلف أنحاء العالم. ويتضمن العمل الإنمائي الذي تتولاه الهيئة الملكية لمحافظة العلا في هذه المنطقة مجموعة واسعة من المبادرات في مجالات الآثار، والسياحة، والثقافة، والتعليم، والفنون، مما يعكس الالتزام الطموح بتنمية السياحة والأنشطة الترفيهية في المملكة العربية السعودية، على النحو المبين في رؤية المملكة العربية السعودية 2030.

نبذة عن ديزرت إكس:
ديزرت إكس من إنتاج مؤسسة The Desert Biennial، وهي منظمة خيرية مؤسسة بموجب 501(c)3 بهدف إنتاج معارض فنية معاصرة دولية متكررة تُنشِّط المواقع الصحراوية من خلال تراكيب ذات صلة وثيقة بالموقع من إبداع فنانين عالميين مشهورين. وتشمل مبادئها التوجيهية تقديم معارض فنية عامة مجانية للجمهور وتستجيب بشكل هادف لظروف المواقع الصحراوية والبيئة ومجتمعات السكان الأصليين وتعزيز التبادل الثقافي. تلتزم ديزرت إكس بالتعليم والبرامج العامة من خلال سلسلة قوية من المبادرات التي توسع نطاق وعمق مشاركة المنظمة مع المجتمع المحيط. توفر المعارض منصة للفنانين من شتى أنحاء العالم لتناول الموضوعات البيئية والثقافية والروحانية وغيرها من الموضوعات والمحاور الوجودية. ومنذ إنشائها في عام 2017 ، قدمت ديزرت إكس أربعة معارض في وادي كوتشيلا. في عام 2020، بدأت المنظمة في العمل مع معارض خارج الولايات المتحدة وساعدت في إنشاء ديزرت إكس العلا في صحراء المملكة العربية السعودية. استكشفت المعارض حتى هذه اللحظة تكوينات جديدة من الأعمال المراعية لظروف الموقع لأكثر من 80 فنانا من أمريكا الشمالية وأمريكا الجنوبية وجنوب آسيا وأوروبا والشرق الأوسط وأفريقيا، مما أوجد نموذجاً جديداً لعرض وتجربة الفن والترحيب بجمهور يزيد على 1.7 مليون شخص. يتم تمويل ديزرت إكس من خلال مجلس إدارتها ومجموعة دولية من الأفراد المانحين ومؤسسات ورعاة آخرين.

مايا الخليل
مايا هي منظمة معارض فنية شهيرة تتمتع بخبرة تزيد على 14 عامًا في صناعة الفنون مع الاهتمام بمنطقة الشرق الأوسط وشمال أفريقيا. وقد ولدت في بيروت، وتقيم في أكسفورد، بالمملكة المتحدة. وهي المديرة المؤسِّسة السابقة لمعرض “أثر”، وهو مساحة فنية معاصرة في جدة بالمملكة العربية السعودية، حيث نظَّمت العديد من المعارض التي عرضت أعمال الفنانين الناشئين والمعروفين من جميع أنحاء العالم. وكان من بين أعمالها التنظيمية البارزة معرض فنون جدة السنوي “21,39”. كما عملت مايا مستشارة فنية ومنظمة معارض مستقلة.  

مارسيلو دانتاس
مارسيلو منظم معارض ومدير فني حائز على جوائز ولديه 35 عامًا من الخبرة، ويشتهر بأفكاره المبتكرة متعددة التخصصات، واستخدامه للعلوم والتاريخ والتكنولوجيا لخلق تجارب معارض جذابة. 
وقد وضع دانتاس تصورات للعديد من المتاحف والمؤسسات الثقافية في جميع أنحاء أمريكا الجنوبية وآسيا بما في ذلك 
متحف اللغة البرتغالية وبيت اليابان ساو باولو، والمعارض الفردية المنظمة التي ضمت أعمالًا لفنانين مؤثرين 
معاصرين مثل آي ويوي وأنيش كابور. كما نظم بينالي فانكوفر، ومعرض بينالسور، وبينالي ميركوسول. وفي عام 2021، أصبح أمين متحف SFER IK في تولوم، المكسيك.

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ROSEN, GLOBAL INVESTOR COUNSEL, Encourages Arbor Realty Trust, Inc. Investors to Inquire About Securities Class Action Investigation – ABR

NEW YORK, Dec. 14, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — WHY: Rosen Law Firm, a global investor rights law firm, announced an investigation of potential securities claims on behalf of shareholders of Arbor Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE: ABR) resulting from allegations that Arbor may have issued materially misleading business information to the investing public.

SO WHAT: If you purchased Arbor securities you may be entitled to compensation without payment of any out of pocket fees or costs through a contingency fee arrangement. The Rosen Law Firm is preparing a class action seeking recovery of investor losses.

WHAT TO DO NEXT: To join the prospective class action, go to https://rosenlegal.com/submit-form/?case_id=20777 or call Phillip Kim, Esq. toll-free at 866-767-3653 or email pkim@rosenlegal.com or cases@rosenlegal.com for information on the class action.

WHAT IS THIS ABOUT: On November 16, 2023, Viceroy Research released a report entitled “Arbor Realty Trust – Slumlord Millionaires.” In this report, Viceroy stated that “[i]nvestors in bridge financing underwriters and their portfolios of loans appear to be [. . .] unprepared for the enormous wave of maturities which cannot be refinanced and are substantially all underwater. This is a bizarre deer in headlights situation we didn’t ever expect to find.” Further, Viceroy announced that it was “short Arbor Realty Trust” and that “[i]n this industry plagued with delusion and bad decisions, Arbor stands out as the worst of the worst. Viceroy’s dive into Arbor’s collateralized loan obligation facilities suggest its entire loan book is distressed and underlying collateral is vastly overstated.”

On this news, the price of Arbor stock went down by $1.6 per share, or 11.56%, to close at $12.24 on November 16, 2023.

WHY ROSEN LAW: We encourage investors to select qualified counsel with a track record of success in leadership roles. Often, firms issuing notices do not have comparable experience, resources, or any meaningful peer recognition. Many of these firms do not actually litigate securities class actions. Be wise in selecting counsel. The Rosen Law Firm represents investors throughout the globe, concentrating its practice in securities class actions and shareholder derivative litigation. Rosen Law Firm has achieved the largest ever securities class action settlement against a Chinese Company. Rosen Law Firm was Ranked No. 1 by ISS Securities Class Action Services for number of securities class action settlements in 2017. The firm has been ranked in the top 4 each year since 2013 and has recovered hundreds of millions of dollars for investors. In 2019 alone the firm secured over $438 million for investors. In 2020, founding partner Laurence Rosen was named by law360 as a Titan of Plaintiffs’ Bar. Many of the firm’s attorneys have been recognized by Lawdragon and Super Lawyers.

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Phillip Kim, Esq.
The Rosen Law Firm, P.A.
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New York, NY 10016
Tel: (212) 686-1060
Toll Free: (866) 767-3653
Fax: (212) 202-3827
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ROSEN, GLOBAL INVESTOR COUNSEL, Encourages Golden Heaven Group Holdings Ltd. Investors to Inquire About Securities Class Action Investigation – GDHG

NEW YORK, Dec. 14, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — WHY: Rosen Law Firm, a global investor rights law firm, continues to investigate potential securities claims on behalf of shareholders of Golden Heaven Group Holdings Ltd. (NASDAQ: GDHG) resulting from allegations that Golden Heaven may have issued materially misleading business information to the investing public.

SO WHAT: If you purchased Golden Heaven securities you may be entitled to compensation without payment of any out of pocket fees or costs through a contingency fee arrangement. The Rosen Law Firm is preparing a class action seeking recovery of investor losses.

WHAT TO DO NEXT: To join the prospective class action, go to https://rosenlegal.com/submit-form/?case_id=20494 or call Phillip Kim, Esq. toll-free at 866-767-3653 or email pkim@rosenlegal.com or cases@rosenlegal.com for information on the class action.

WHAT IS THIS ABOUT: On November 13, 2023, during market hours, Hindenburg Research revealed that it was shorting Golden Heaven stock. In pertinent part, Hindenburg stated that Golden Heaven’s “claimed high-tech parks in China appear to be dystopian hellscapes.” Further, Hindenburg stated that it had “major doubts about Golden Heaven’s reported financials given the difference between its reported park activity and observable reality, and given the undisclosed fraud allegations & issues facing its Chairwoman & CEO.”

On this news, Golden Heaven’s stock price fell $6.63 per share, or 27.92%, to close at $17.12 on November 13, 2023.

WHY ROSEN LAW: We encourage investors to select qualified counsel with a track record of success in leadership roles. Often, firms issuing notices do not have comparable experience, resources, or any meaningful peer recognition. Many of these firms do not actually litigate securities class actions. Be wise in selecting counsel. The Rosen Law Firm represents investors throughout the globe, concentrating its practice in securities class actions and shareholder derivative litigation. Rosen Law Firm has achieved the largest ever securities class action settlement against a Chinese Company. Rosen Law Firm was Ranked No. 1 by ISS Securities Class Action Services for number of securities class action settlements in 2017. The firm has been ranked in the top 4 each year since 2013 and has recovered hundreds of millions of dollars for investors. In 2019 alone the firm secured over $438 million for investors. In 2020, founding partner Laurence Rosen was named by law360 as a Titan of Plaintiffs’ Bar. Many of the firm’s attorneys have been recognized by Lawdragon and Super Lawyers.

Follow us for updates on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/the-rosen-law-firm, on Twitter: https://twitter.com/rosen_firm or on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/rosenlawfirm/.

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Phillip Kim, Esq.
The Rosen Law Firm, P.A.
275 Madison Avenue, 40th Floor
New York, NY 10016
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Toll Free: (866) 767-3653
Fax: (212) 202-3827
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ROSEN, A LEADING LAW FIRM, Encourages Barclays PLC Investors to Secure Counsel Before Important Deadline in Securities Class Action First Filed by the Firm – BCS, BCLYF

NEW YORK, Dec. 14, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — WHY: Rosen Law Firm, a global investor rights law firm, reminds purchasers of the securities of Barclays PLC (NYSE: BCS) (OTC: BCLYF) between July 22, 2019 and October 12, 2023, both dates inclusive (the “Class Period”), of the important January 2, 2024 lead plaintiff deadline in the securities class action commenced by the Firm.

SO WHAT: If you purchased Barclays securities during the Class Period you may be entitled to compensation without payment of any out of pocket fees or costs through a contingency fee arrangement.

WHAT TO DO NEXT: To join the Barclays class action, go to https://rosenlegal.com/submit-form/?case_id=19796 or call Phillip Kim, Esq. toll-free at 866-767-3653 or email pkim@rosenlegal.com or cases@rosenlegal.com for information on the class action. A class action lawsuit has already been filed. If you wish to serve as lead plaintiff, you must move the Court no later than January 2, 2024. A lead plaintiff is a representative party acting on behalf of other class members in directing the litigation.

WHY ROSEN LAW: We encourage investors to select qualified counsel with a track record of success in leadership roles. Often, firms issuing notices do not have comparable experience, resources, or any meaningful peer recognition. Many of these firms do not actually litigate securities class actions, but are merely middlemen that refer clients or partner with law firms that actually litigate the cases. Many of these firms do not actually litigate securities class actions. Be wise in selecting counsel. The Rosen Law Firm represents investors throughout the globe, concentrating its practice in securities class actions and shareholder derivative litigation. Rosen Law Firm has achieved the largest ever securities class action settlement against a Chinese Company. Rosen Law Firm was Ranked No. 1 by ISS Securities Class Action Services for number of securities class action settlements in 2017. The firm has been ranked in the top 4 each year since 2013 and has recovered hundreds of millions of dollars for investors. In 2019 alone the firm secured over $438 million for investors. In 2020, founding partner Laurence Rosen was named by law360 as a Titan of Plaintiffs’ Bar. Many of the firm’s attorneys have been recognized by Lawdragon and Super Lawyers.

DETAILS OF THE CASE: According to the lawsuit, throughout the Class Period defendants made materially false and/or misleading statements and/or failed to disclose that: (1) contrary to false public assertions, Barclays’s now-former group chief executive James “Jes” Staley (“Staley”) had a very close relationship with Jeffrey Epstein (“Epstein”); (2) Staley was reportedly aware of Epstein’s criminal activities and may have even sexually assaulted a victim who had previously been trafficked by Epstein; (3) Staley’s close, personal relationship with Epstein, and potential criminal activity, if discovered, could bring reputational, legal, and financial harm to Barclays; (4) as a result, Barclays’s response to the British Financial Conduct Authority’s (“FCA”) inquiry regarding Staley’s relationship with Epstein was materially false; (5) Barclays, having become aware of information contradicting its response to the FCA’s inquiry, then failed to update the response so that it would be accurate, or otherwise take any meaningful action; and (6) as a result, defendants’ statements about its business, operations, and prospects, were materially false and misleading and/or lacked a reasonable basis at all times. When the true details entered the market, the lawsuit claims that investors suffered damages.

To join the Barclays class action, go to https://rosenlegal.com/submit-form/?case_id=19796 or call Phillip Kim, Esq. toll-free at 866-767-3653 or email pkim@rosenlegal.com or cases@rosenlegal.com for information on the class action

No Class Has Been Certified. Until a class is certified, you are not represented by counsel unless you retain one. You may select counsel of your choice. You may also remain an absent class member and do nothing at this point. An investor’s ability to share in any potential future recovery is not dependent upon serving as lead plaintiff.

Follow us for updates on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/the-rosen-law-firm or on Twitter: https://twitter.com/rosen_firm or on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/rosenlawfirm.

Rosen Law Firm represents investors throughout the globe, concentrating its practice in securities class actions and shareholder derivative litigation. Rosen Law Firm was Ranked No. 1 by ISS Securities Class Action Services for number of securities class action settlements in 2017. The firm has been ranked in the top 4 each year since 2013. Rosen Law Firm has achieved the largest ever securities class action settlement against a Chinese Company. Rosen Law Firm’s attorneys are ranked and recognized by numerous independent and respected sources. Rosen Law Firm has secured hundreds of millions of dollars for investors.

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Contact Information:

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Phillip Kim, Esq.
The Rosen Law Firm, P.A.
275 Madison Avenue, 40th Floor
New York, NY 10016
Tel: (212) 686-1060
Toll Free: (866) 767-3653
Fax: (212) 202-3827
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pkim@rosenlegal.com
cases@rosenlegal.com
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GlobeNewswire Distribution ID 8995047

ROSEN, THE FIRST FILING FIRM, Encourages EHang Holdings Limited Investors to Secure Counsel Before Important Deadline in Securities Class Action First Filed by the Firm – EH

NEW YORK, Dec. 14, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) —

WHY: Rosen Law Firm, a global investor rights law firm, reminds purchasers of the securities of EHang Holdings Limited (NASDAQ: EH) between January 20, 2022 and November 6, 2023, both dates inclusive (the “Class Period”), of the important February 2, 2024 lead plaintiff deadline in the securities class action first filed by the Firm.

SO WHAT: If you purchased EHang securities during the Class Period you may be entitled to compensation without payment of any out of pocket fees or costs through a contingency fee arrangement.

WHAT TO DO NEXT: To join the EHang class action, go to https://rosenlegal.com/submit-form/?case_id=20249 or call Phillip Kim, Esq. toll-free at 866-767-3653 or email pkim@rosenlegal.com or cases@rosenlegal.com for information on the class action. A class action lawsuit has already been filed. If you wish to serve as lead plaintiff, you must move the Court no later than February 2, 2024. A lead plaintiff is a representative party acting on behalf of other class members in directing the litigation.

WHY ROSEN LAW: We encourage investors to select qualified counsel with a track record of success in leadership roles. Often, firms issuing notices do not have comparable experience, resources, or any meaningful peer recognition. Many of these firms do not actually litigate securities class actions, but are merely middlemen that refer clients or partner with law firms that actually litigate the cases. Many of these firms do not actually litigate securities class actions. Be wise in selecting counsel. The Rosen Law Firm represents investors throughout the globe, concentrating its practice in securities class actions and shareholder derivative litigation. Rosen Law Firm has achieved the largest ever securities class action settlement against a Chinese Company. Rosen Law Firm was Ranked No. 1 by ISS Securities Class Action Services for number of securities class action settlements in 2017. The firm has been ranked in the top 4 each year since 2013 and has recovered hundreds of millions of dollars for investors. In 2019 alone the firm secured over $438 million for investors. In 2020, founding partner Laurence Rosen was named by law360 as a Titan of Plaintiffs’ Bar. Many of the firm’s attorneys have been recognized by Lawdragon and Super Lawyers.

DETAILS OF THE CASE: According to the lawsuit, defendants throughout the Class Period made materially false and/or misleading statements and/or failed to disclose that: (1) EHang has continued to state that it was partnering with United Therapeutics, DHL and Vodafone, among others, even though a former EHang employee has noted that United Therapeutics, DHL, and Vodafone have abandoned their respective deals with EHang; (2) EHang omitted that other entities that had placed pre-orders for its aircraft, such as Prestige Aviation and Shenzhen Boling Holding Group, did not engage in regular business in the aviation sector and are otherwise almost certainly not in a financial position to be able to afford their orders; and (3) as a result, Defendants’ statements about its business, operations, and prospects, were materially false and misleading and/or lacked a reasonable basis at all relevant times. When the true details entered the market, the lawsuit claims that investors suffered damages.

To join the EHang class action, go to https://rosenlegal.com/submit-form/?case_id=20249 or call Phillip Kim, Esq. toll-free at 866-767-3653 or email pkim@rosenlegal.com or cases@rosenlegal.com for information on the class action.

No Class Has Been Certified. Until a class is certified, you are not represented by counsel unless you retain one. You may select counsel of your choice. You may also remain an absent class member and do nothing at this point. An investor’s ability to share in any potential future recovery is not dependent upon serving as lead plaintiff.

Follow us for updates on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/the-rosen-law-firm or on Twitter: https://twitter.com/rosen_firm or on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/rosenlawfirm.

Rosen Law Firm represents investors throughout the globe, concentrating its practice in securities class actions and shareholder derivative litigation. Rosen Law Firm was Ranked No. 1 by ISS Securities Class Action Services for number of securities class action settlements in 2017. The firm has been ranked in the top 4 each year since 2013. Rosen Law Firm has achieved the largest ever securities class action settlement against a Chinese Company. Rosen Law Firm’s attorneys are ranked and recognized by numerous independent and respected sources. Rosen Law Firm has secured hundreds of millions of dollars for investors.

Attorney Advertising. Prior results do not guarantee a similar outcome.

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Contact Information:

Laurence Rosen, Esq.
Phillip Kim, Esq.
The Rosen Law Firm, P.A.
275 Madison Avenue, 40th Floor
New York, NY 10016
Tel: (212) 686-1060
Toll Free: (866) 767-3653
Fax: (212) 202-3827
lrosen@rosenlegal.com
pkim@rosenlegal.com
cases@rosenlegal.com
www.rosenlegal.com

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