The Cultural Village Foundation – Katara opened the Italian art exhibition titled ‘A Focus on the Italian Heritage’ in building 19. The opening ceremony was attended by diplomats and dignitaries led by Italian Ambassador to Qatar HE Pasquale Salzano and Said Al Dosari, Human Resources Director at Katara.   

Pasquale praised the initiative and the fruitful cooperation between the Italian Embassy and the Cultural Village Foundation, which resulted in several cultural events that enrich and diversify the content of exhibitions and shows presented to visitors of Katara.

The exhibition included 16 different artworks by three prominent Italian artists – Olivier Roller, Camilla Borghese and Riccardo Ajossa – who displayed some of their finest artworks of sculptures, paintings and architecture.

Italian Heritage Exhibition

Italian Heritage Exhibition

Roller investigates the anatomic details of Classical Roman statues in order to reveal the most intimate and human aspects of power, while Borghese concentrates on the wondrous perspective and the divine proportions of the monumental architecture of ancient Rome. Ajossa re-examines fragments of Italian Renaissance paintings, mirroring them in the soft undulations of the sea to amplify and highlight their chromatic allure. Central to their work is the mythic world – seemingly fleeting – of ages long gone such as the Ancient Greek and Roman periods, which so deeply marked, and continue to mark, the Western civilisation.

The exhibition runs until 30 January. Visit for updates and more information about ongoing events and exhibitions.

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