Upcoming exhibitions, workshops and tours

As the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 approaches, Qatar Museums (QM) presents a number of exhibitions, workshops and tours for residents and visitors to explore.

Eleven artists – Noor Abuissa, Amna al-Baker, Shaikha al-Hardan, May al-Mannai, Hassan al-Mulla, Ebtisam al-Saffar, Ryan Browning, Sarah Jayyousi, Jess Payne, Michael Perrone and Twiggy Shmeissany – will present their work in a unique group exhibition titled Abstraction: Subverting Reality at Gallery 4 of Doha Fire Station from July 28 to September 24.

Abstraction: Subverting Reality exhibition at Gallery 4 of the Doha Fire Station from July 28 to September 24.

It is organized by Doha Fire Station Exhibitions Coordinator, Amal Zeyad Ali.
“For the artist, there is not necessarily a need for a clear message, and the focus is on the experience of composing and creating harmoniously or not,” QM said on its website. “We encourage you as a visitor to be empowered to see what you want in each room based on your life experience and identity.”
The MQ announced the opening of a solo exhibition by Qatari artist Abeer al-Tamimi, titled Beyond the Rules, on July 28.


The Reveal by Abeer al-Tamimi, 2022, oil on canvas

It will run until September 24 at Gallery 3 of the Doha Fire Station.
The artist’s exhibition emphasizes his interest in human interaction and behavior.
During his residency at the Cité internationale des arts in Paris, QM said that al-Tamimi “wanted to interact with as many people as possible to answer questions such as why do we behave the way we do? And can we control our behaviors and emotions? »
“What al-Tamimi discovered is that people have rights and live in a bubble that invokes negative behavior,” the QM added. “While we are programmed to follow and respect the cultural rules, traditions and way of life in which we were born or are accustomed to, we often do not see other realities, which diminishes our growth in all aspects.”
A multidisciplinary and experimental artist who introduces unconventional materials and elements into his work in search of new forms of expression, al-Tamimi is interested in exploring cultural diversity, which has various methods “of interpreting behaviors and emotions – and that we can all agree on a basic ideology of coexistence”.
Besides the exhibitions, the QM organizes several workshops, including the Youth Summer Program: Acrylic Painting Techniques with Hazim al-Hussain from July 31 to August 4 at the Doha Fire Station Education Studio.
He will explore the different painting methods and techniques using acrylic paint.
A one-day interactive workshop on the human brain will be held on August 6 at the Learning Studio of the National Museum of Qatar (NMoQ).
“In this hands-on workshop for beginners, participants will explore clay and learn how to construct a simple human brain using a coil technique,” said the QM. “The workshop will also include more traditional learning elements as we discover fun facts about the human brain.”
The same venue will also host a two-day “Interactive Sound Art” workshop on August 12 and 13 between 4 p.m. and 6 p.m., engaging attendees in an in-depth listening session inspired by the exhibition Pipilotti Rist: Your Brain to Me, My Brain to You.


An “Interactive Sound Art” workshop will engage participants in an in-depth listening session inspired by the exhibition Pipilotti Rist: Your Brain to Me, My Brain to You.

“Deep listening is a practice of paying attention to time and space,” the QM said. “By recording and listening to our surroundings, we build a better understanding of ourselves, our surroundings and their meanings.
In this interactive session, participants will explore their environment by listening, recording, editing and placing sounds in a multi-channel installation.
The QM is also organizing a guided tour on The discovery of black gold and its transformation in Qatar on August 15 and 22 for Arabic, and August 17 and 24 for English at the NMoQ’s “Coming of Oil” gallery. .

James C. Tibbs