‘Beacon’ and ‘Star in Motion’ Set Guinness World Records at ‘Noor Riyadh’ festival

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  • Date: 02-Jul-2021
  • Source: Saudi Gazette
  • Sector: Tourism
  • Country: Saudi Arabia
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‘Beacon’ and ‘Star in Motion’ Set Guinness World Records at ‘Noor Riyadh’ festival

RIYADH "” The "Noor Riyadh" festival set a world record in the Guinness Book of Records with two artworks that were displayed as part of the celebration's inaugural edition. Carolina Halatk's artwork "Beacon" consisted of 272,160 LED lights, which lit up the city of Riyadh, and won the admiration of visitors to the King Abdulaziz Historical Center. Meanwhile, Koert Vermeulen's "Star in Motion" set a world record as the brightest hanging decoration in the world, as it was made using 1.2 million lamps suspended at a height of 256 meters in the Kingdom Tower, which was seen by residents and visitors of Riyadh during the celebration period. The festival, which ended on March 18, concluded its activities with the "Light Upon Light" exhibition. The exhibition was launched at the King Abdullah Financial District (KAFD) depicting light art since the 1960s and included a selection of Saudi and international artists. It is noteworthy that the Noor Riyadh festival was held under the slogan: "One Sky brings us together" and included more than 60 artists from more than 20 countries, offering the spectators, who flooded the scene from across the Kingdom and from abroad, an inspiring cultural and human experience, including tours

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