Katara Cultural Village is currently hosting three exhibitions featuring several Arab artists and their ‘interesting’ art.
Featuring Algerian artist Hamza Bounoua, the Untitled Faces exhibition features 18 paintings reflecting Arab citizens as they face current issues, dreams and aspirations.
The artist said he seeks to rephrase the Arab reality. In one of his paintings, he focused on the issue of refugees – painting the frightening features of the human face, ironically ‘brushed’ to showcase hope and belief in change. The exhibition is open until 17 February.
The exhibition features one hundred and twenty pieces of art completed by 12 artists of different nationalities focused on topics as diverse as the artists. The completed small-sized artworks present the completion of a massive joint artwork. The exhibition is open until end of February.
Featuring the carvings of Qatari artist Abdelaziz Al-Kuwari, the exhibition includes 35 masterpieces completed with assurance, precision, craftsmanship and high skill, reminiscent of Qatari heritage. The artist used high-end types of woods sourced from Germany, the US, Africa, and India.
On display, different sizes ranged between the exterior doors of Qatari houses, clothes and jewellery boxes, as well as furniture pieces that were used in the palaces and houses of former rulers and dignitaries in the State of Qatar.
Wood engraving is considered one of the oldest arts in history, popular in the past as these engravings were used to decorate buildings and homes. In addition to the Mosques and the Holy Quran, boxes and wooden door frames, were also adorned with geometric decorations and other formations from nature.
The Engraving Wood Exhibition is open until 30 January.
For more details about the exhibitions, visit the Katara Cultural Village website through this link.