W Doha Hotel and Residences is hosting an art exhibition, ‘Feminism is a Voice’ at ART 29, showcasing the artworks of 12 local and international female artists.
Curated by Qatari artist Fahad Al Obaidly, the collection will showcase the formative impact of feminism on contemporary art and provide a visual framework of what concerns the women of today. The exhibition is open to the public until 20 November, from 10 am to 10 pm, daily.
The talented women who will display their compositions representing each of their personal journeys include Qatari artists Fatma Mohammed, Sumaia El Kilani, Abeer Al Kuwari, Aisha Al Malki, Sheikha Al Hardan, Maryam Al Homaid, Shouq Al Mana, Sara Al Buainain and Shuaa Al Muftah; Maysa Elmuman from Kuwait; Hadeer Omar from Yemen; and Shaima Al Tamimi from Egypt.
‘Feminism is a Voice’ as an exhibition that offers a multi-voiced interpretation of feminism through contemporary art. It aims to expose society to female artists who want to create a dialogue between the viewer and their art. The exhibition will also tackle concepts around feminism with works that embrace women empowerment, with literal and metaphorical visualisations.
Self-taught Qatari artist Aisha Al Malki said that the exhibition is the perfect platform to share her artistic vision to the local art community.
My pieces are inspired from the many successful women in my life – including my mother – their memories and stories. I hope that my work will produce powerful bonds among viewers that visit the exhibition. It is definitely a place to share stories and connect with others.’
The gallery is meant to tackle the idea that there are no boundaries in art; although the women hail from different backgrounds, their love for art is the common thread that ties them together.
W Doha General Manager Wassim Daaje said that the addition of the latest gallery at ART29 is not just a platform to empower women but also a platform to empower creativity through arts in Qatar.
At W Doha, we truly believe it is important that passionate and emerging talents are given ample opportunities to showcase their artistry. I encourage the W Doha visitors to stop by ART29 to see the insightful gallery for themselves – you will not be disappointed by the displays concocted by these brilliant women.’
Fahad Al Obaidly, the curator of the exhibition, is an independent curator based in Qatar. His passion for creative exhibitions started with his own fashion and art exhibitions in 2012.
For more information about the exhibition, ‘Feminism is a Voice’, visit the Art29 website through this link.