Qatar is gearing up to host the 2022 World Cup from November 21 to December 18, 2022. In this context, Qatar will shine a light on its arts, as announced by Qatar Museums, which is expected to attract millions of visitors. A nationwide initiative will be launched this week. The state is turning public spaces into giant open-air art museums. Here are all the details.
Qatar will become a major outdoor art museum in conjunction with the 2022 World Cup
In time for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, Qatar Museums announced the launch of a project in Doha and other cities to transform public spaces, including parks, train stations and public squares, into large outdoor art museums. The move coincides with the 2022 World Cup matches, which will attract millions of visitors from around the world, and is expected to add 40 new pieces out of 70, shedding light on the art world for Qatari tourists to enjoy. Existing works are and are currently being exhibited across the country.
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In this context, Sheikha Al Mayasa Bint Hamad Bin Khalifa Al Thani, Chairman of Qatar Museums, said: “One of the highlights of our cultural exchange is public art. Further improving our work. We strive to make art more accessible, engage our audiences, celebrate our heritage and embrace the cultures of others.
The premier was one of the first in the region to establish a public art program that included works by Richard Serra, Tom Claesin, Bruce Nauman, Louis Bourgeois and others. Other notable artists from around the world have also been commissioned to participate in this large-scale project. It will highlight promising talent in the region with creators such as Adel Abdeen, Ahmad Al-Bahrani, Shaq Al-Mana, Shua Al-Mufta and others.
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