Under the patronage of Qatar Museums Chairperson HE Sheikha Al Mayassa bint Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani, Mathaf: Arab Museum of Modern Art recently inaugurated four art exhibitions under Qatar Creates. The inauguration was led by Mathaf President HE Sheikh Hassan bin Mohammed bin Ali Al-Thani.

Reflecting the creative power and heritage of the Middle East, North Africa and South Asia (MENASA), the exhibitions are part of the celebration under Qatar-MENASA Year of Culture 2022, an international cultural exchange designed to deepen understanding between nations and their people.

The four exhibitions are Sophia Al-Maria: INVISIBLE LABORS daydream therapy; Taysir Batniji: No Condition is Permanent; One Tiger or Another; and a group show featuring works by alumni of the Fire Station Artist in Residence programme called Majaz: Contemporary Art Qatar. One Tiger or Another is a research exhibition for a major new project Rubaiyat Qatar, an art quadrennial that will be presented in its inaugural edition across Qatar in 2024.

HE Sheikha Al Mayassa said that for more than a decade, Mathaf has amplified the voices of artists who share cultural and historical connections with Qatar, and has inspired the local community by providing exposure to artists offering Arab perspectives. She said that Mathaf fulfils this mission through a diverse selection of exhibitions.

These exhibitions reinforce that there is no one Arab voice, perspective, or experience.

Rounding off the programme at Mathaf is their first exploration into an exciting new initiative, Rubaiyat Qatar, which, according to HE Sheikha Al Mayassa, will transform Qatar into a nationwide exhibition of contemporary Arab art every four years, starting in 2024.

Mathaf Director Zeina Arida, meanwhile, said they are thrilled to present a programme encompassing a diverse cross-section of exceptional contemporary Arab artists whose backgrounds span borders and whose works utilise a variety of disciplines and subjects.

Mathaf is the modern art hub in Qatar where visitors can interact and experiment with new art forms from contemporary artists. As Qatar prepares to welcome guests for the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™, Arida said they are grateful to have this important platform for artists across the region to be able to introduce themselves and their art on the global stage.

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