The Cultural Village Foundation – Katara is holding a virtual exhibition titled ‘Drawing the New Normal’, in cooperation with the Philippine Embassy in Qatar, under the auspices of the National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCAA).
The exhibition, which will be on view until 31 December, displays 30 paintings of Filipino artists in Qatar, through which they presented their creative perceptions of the different visual interpretations of the challenges faced by humanity during the COVID-19 pandemic. The artworks envisioned the triumph of positive energy and human ability through unity and resilience.
The participating artists confirm that their work aims to encourage the public by sending positive messages, especially for those negatively affected by the pandemic. The artworks honoured the members of the White Army, whether in the Philippines or overseas, and their huge role in preventing the spread of the Coronavirus by being on the frontlines of this challenge despite the risks.
The paintings reflected topics related to the social bonds of the medical staff, the importance of resistance and strength, and their concern for the safety of their families and the return to their homeland.
Katara already hosted several virtual exhibitions featuring Qatari and Qatar-based artists since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, including ‘Clash of Cultures’ by Hassan Talib Al Silat; ‘The Land of the Good’ by Ali Dasmal Al Kuwari; ‘The Result’ by Fatima Al Nuaimi; ‘The Colors of the Desert’ featuring a group of artists; and ‘Women in Fashion’ by Indian artist Sorhoby.