Renowned Artists to Design Reusable Water Bottles for FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™
Twenty-two artists from countries qualified to join the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™ are participating in this initiative to reduce plastic waste
As part of the myriad of activities to bring together culture, art and sports, Qatar Creates is proud to present a collection of 22 unique FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™ Art Water Bottles, each designed by an artist from a participating nation, created by IN-Q Enterprises, in partnership with FIFA.
A total of 22 outstanding artists from Qatar and around the world have been commissioned to create designs for reusable art water bottles, which will serve as official mementoes of the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™ and form part of an important initiative to help reduce plastic waste.
The bottles will bear designs by these artists from nations competing in the tournament:
- Noor Abuissa Maryam Al-Homaid, Shouq Al Mana, Bouthayna Al Muftah, Fatima Al-Sharshani, Mohammed Faraj Al-Suwaidi, Mubarak Al-Thani, Shua’a Ali, Abdulaziz Yousef, and Ali Hassan (Qatar)
- Manal AlDowayan (Saudi Arabia)
- Olafur Eliasson (Denmark)
- Mounir Fatmi (Morocco)
- Urs Fischer (Switzerland)
- Liam Gillick (England)
- Carsten Höller (Belgium)
- Suki Seokyeong Kang (South Korea)
- KAWS (United States)
- Nja Mahdaoui (Tunisia)
- Ernesto Neto (Brazil)
- Jean-Michel Othoniel (France)
The initiative, which is spearheaded by Qatar Museums Chairperson HE Sheikha Al Mayassa bint Hamad bin Khalifa Al-Thani, showcases the significance of sports and arts in Qatar and shows how the two can converge to encourage sustainable practices.
The project falls in the domain of IN-Q Enterprises, the commercial arm of Qatar Museums, and comes under the umbrella of Qatar Creates, a year-round national cultural movement that curates, promotes and celebrates the diversity of cultural activities in Qatar.
Having participated in beach clean-up efforts in Qatar for many years, HE Sheikha Al Mayassa, said she has witnessed first-hand the effect of pollution on the natural environment and for that reason, she is pleased that the global artistic community have joined Qatar in advocating for a more sustainable future through the creation of the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™ reusable water bottles.
Whether they become treasured mementoes or are refilled and reused regularly, my hope is that these art water bottles are a small reminder for us all to play our part to help create a greener world.
Many of the designs take inspiration from the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™ tournament.
Urs Fischer’s design features an illustration of his iconic Lamp Bear sculpture, on view at Hamad International Airport, holding a football, while Abdulaziz Yousef’s bottle design depicts the Doha skyline foregrounded by a football player.
In addition to promoting more sustainable practices, the art water bottles will help guests to the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™ preserve their memories of this once-in-a-lifetime experience. The art water bottles will be available at official FIFA merchandise outlets, Qatar Museums gift shops, the IN-Q website, Qatar Duty Free, and Qatar Creates One Pass Kiosks.
More art events
The art water bottles are the latest cultural initiative by Qatar Creates to be launched in preparation for the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™. In the lead-up to the tournament, Qatar Museums will also open ten exhibitions across its institutions and gallery spaces – including at the newly opened 3-2-1 Qatar Olympic and Sports Museum and the iconic I.M. Pei-designed Museum of Islamic Art.
In addition, the nation is currently being transformed into a vast outdoor art museum, with more than 50 new major public artworks, including pieces by some of the world’s most celebrated artists. These artworks are being installed throughout the country’s public spaces including parks, shopping areas, educational and athletic facilities, HIA and Qatar Rail stations, as well as at select stadiums.
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