Cultural Village Foundation – Katara inaugurated three art exhibitions this week, led by its General Manager, Dr Khalid bin Ibrahim Al Sulaiti and attended by several diplomats and dignitaries.
The art exhibitions were organised by the Cultural Village Foundation and is now currently on display in three different art galleries, open to the public for viewing.
‘Endless Entrust’ by artist Fatih Mika at Building 18 was jointly organised in coordination with the Istanbul Intercultural Dialogue Association of Arts (IKASD). Ambassador of the Republic of Turkey to Qatar, HE Fikret Ozer, delivered a speech during the opening, mentioning the deep-rooted relations between Qatar and Turkey in various fields, noting the country’s mutual understanding of culture and arts.
Beste Gurso, the curator of the exhibition, said that the exhibition has been the fruit of bilateral cooperation under the ‘Turkey and Qatar Inter-Cultural Art Dialogues Project’. Artist Mika will be meeting visitors on 14 September, Friday, to give lectures on the art of ‘engraving’.
The exhibition by Qatari artist Ali Al Mulla – ‘Ahel Qatar’ – which literally translates to People of Qatar in English – displays portraits of several prominent Qatari figures who contributed to the evolution of the State of Qatar. There were also portraits of prominent athletes, actors and other popular personalities.
The third exhibition, ‘Journey N33’ has been a joint effort between Kuwaiti and Iraqi artists. Artist Sara Hassan from Kuwait said that the geographical borders between Iraq and Kuwait falls on the coordinates N33. She said that the exhibition wishes to convey a message through their paintings, that art is a language of peace and humanity.
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