In cooperation with the Embassy of Algeria in Doha, the Cultural Village Foundation – Katara opened the exhibition ‘The Kingdom of Geometry’ featuring Algerian artist Mohammed Talhaoui and 24 of his artworks focused on different Islamic geometric and architectural designs.
The exhibition was inaugurated Said Al Dosari, on behalf of Katara General Manager Dr Khalid bin Ibrahim Al Sulaiti, along with the Ambassador of the Republic of Algeria, HE Abdulaziz Sabaa. The opening ceremony was also attended by several diplomats and dignitaries in Qatar, artists and art enthusiasts.
According to Talhaoui, he had travelled around world to collect and study the Islamic architecture and combine this knowledge with ‘scientific methods’. His art showcases the beauty of Islamic art decoration, displaying the ‘ornamental’ language in his artworks. Talhaoui said that the objective of the exhibition is to share this new perspective.
Here, before our eyes, through the geometric ornamental art, the secrets of the universal laws are unfolded and expressed beautifully and in a perfect way.’
Talhaoui was attracted to this Patrimonial Legacy when early in his life he discovered the relationship between science and the geometrical decorative art.
The Kingdom of Geometry Exhibition is ongoing at Katara Building 19, Gallery 1 until Saturday, 12 January. Check out katara.net for more information about ongoing exhibitions and events at Katara.