W Doha Hotel & Residences is collaborating with Qatar Museums and the US Embassy in Doha to host an inspiring art exhibition curated by prominent Qatari artist, Muna Al Bader.

The exhibition features local and American artists and celebrates this year’s Qatar-USA 2021 Year of Culture. The collaborative display called What If? aims to offer a creative platform for artists to express their personal experiences and optimistic views of today’s ever-changing world. The show will open on 30 January at ART29, W Doha and will remain open to the public until 28 February.

Welcoming the year with a dose of creativity

The exhibition will feature over 20 original pieces by Qatari and American artists. ART29 will be transformed into a dynamic space, set to ‘provoke’ the mind with eclectic art styles and themes.

W Doha General Manager Wassim Daaje said they are excited to launch the exhibition, to welcome the new year with a dose of artistic creativity. This exclusive showcase, he said, is a testament to our collective resilience and a celebration of our outstanding ability as a nation to overcome challenges.

Qatari artist and art ambassador, Muna Al Bader, conveys deep-rooted messages through her inspiring art canvasses, which aims to create an inclusive community for artistic expression and emotional communication.

Art is a unique medium of self-expression and has the ability to help us find comfort, peace and unity. This exhibition is the perfect opportunity to reflect on the past year through the creative eyes of local and American artists and celebrate our diverse yet shared human experiences.

According to Aisha Al Attiya, Head of Years of Culture at Qatar Museums, it is an honour for them to join hands with W Doha and the US embassy to present the exhibition.

‘What If?’ provides the ideal platform to promote cross-cultural exchange and showcase the works of Qatari and American artists. The collection of artworks highlights the importance of maintaining an optimistic outlook despite current global challenges.

Charge d’Affaires of the US Embassy in Doha, Ambassador Greta C Holtz, also highlighted the importance of art in bringing people of different backgrounds together, to discuss and appreciate one another’s ideas and forms of expression.

ART29 is an exciting platform that presents the works of up and coming local, regional and international artists, providing them with a space to showcase their work and aspirations to the community.

Visit whoteldoha.com for more information about W Doha and ART29. For a listing of different exhibitions around Qatar, check out the Marhaba Calendar

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