Qatar presents more than 100 major public artworks, including more than 40 new installations, in advance of the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022, according to pr newswire reports.
“Qatar creates” Is a year-round national cultural movement that curates, promotes, and celebrates the range of cultural events in Qatar, per the report.
This experience will feature more than 100 public artworks on display for residents and the estimated 1.5 million FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 visitors to Doha.
Qatar Museums (QM) announced today a program of new and commissioned public artworks by renowned Qatari, regional, and worldwide artists that will be displayed throughout Doha and the country. In the following weeks, the nation’s public places will be turned into a gigantic outdoor art museum, from the Qatari desert to the busy souq waqif.
Her Excellency Sheikha Al Mayassa bint Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani, Chairwoman of Qatar Museums, said: “The addition of 40 new major public works of art this autumn is a significant milestone for Qatar’s public art program.
Jeff Koons, ugo rondinone, kaws, Rashid johnson, Yayoi Kusama, Katharina Fritsch, Simone Fattal, shua’a Ali, shout al mana, these and many more others will be contributing to creating new works.
According to PRNewswire, the chairman of Qatar museums, stated: “Public art is one of our most visible examples of cultural exchange, as it showcases the work of artists of various nations. These works contribute to our objective to make art more accessible, engage our audiences, honor our heritage, and appreciate other cultures.” Among the highlights of the new public artworks are:
The Brazilian artist Ernesto Neto commissioned works, including a new installation in the desert of Qatar.
Here we hear, in corniche park, several sculptures by the Korean artist suki seokyeong Kang (2022) encourage people to meet and interact with one another.
At stadium 974, an illumination installation by Shilpa Gupta, the Indian artist’s handwriting rises and shines from the lines of a ruled book to read “I live under your sky too” In three intertwined languages.
All the stars in the sky have the same face (2011/20), an installation by the American conceptual artist Lawrence Weiner.
Tawazun (2022) in msheireb was inspired by construction detritus and location markers (shan) in urban and desert surroundings.
The sculpture milestones (2022) in grand Hamad plaza examine the relationship between Doha’s history and the present.
Shezad Dawood’s Doha modern playground (2022) in al masrah park
The site-specific sculpture us, her, him (2022) by Lebanese artist Najla el zein will be displayed at the flag plaza along the corniche. It will examine the relationship between form, function, space, and emotion via the lens of abstract bodily concepts.
Clay court (2022), an immersive exhibition of seventeen hand-shaped sculptures by American artist Faye Toogood, is situated around the national theatre.
The gigantic gekrose (2011) is one of Austrian artist Franz west’s (1947-2012) largest works, displaying a monumental, handled aluminum sculpture that is both imposing and playful, in bright pink colors, which may attract and surprise al masrah park visitors simultaneously.
Qatar has reached a key milestone by adding 40 new works of art to public locations.