DOHA: Qatar Museums (QM) opened yesterday the touring Creation Generation Project exhibition, an initiative inspired by the concurrent Richard Serra’s exhibitions in the country.
The exhibition at The Pearl-Qatar runs until June 26 and will open afterwards at W Doha Hotel from July 3 to 17.
QM followed the creative journey of six passionate and talented local and creative artists who were picked to take part in the project.
Each week before the exhibition, one of the selected artists was in the spotlight while creating a unique piece of art inspired by Serra’s work, using a variety of mediums.
The exhibition includes photos of Amira Fareed, Abdulaziz Alajail, Haya Al Thani and Mohammed Abdullah Al Dossari along with sculptures by Abdulaziz Yousef, Khalifa Ghaith Al Kuwari.
“We are happy to be engaging community members with the Serra exhibitions and giving local creative Qataris the opportunity to be inspired by international artists and come up with new innovative ideas.
“Through its projects, QM is committed to helping and supporting the next generation of arts professionals in Qatar and taking arts and museums beyond the four walls,” said Mohammed Ali Kamal, leader of the project.
Saeed Al Sulaiti, Director of Operations, The Pearl-Qatar, said, “We are expecting to receive a sizable number of art lovers, as The Pearl-Qatar provides the ideal venue for exhibiting artworks on a vibrant island enjoying heavy footfall from visitors and residents. “This will further ensure that art will be well appreciated at an iconic location that embodies the very essence of beauty and aesthetics.”
Serra, the most comprehensive showcase of the artist’s work in the Middle East, is open across multiple venues in Qatar.
The solo show at QM Gallery coincides with the exhibition of Passage of Time, a striking curved sculpture conceived for Al Riwaq Doha exhibition space, and the unveiling of Serra’s second public commission in Qatar, East-West/West-East, an extraordinary standing-plate work spanning over a kilometre in length, and crossing the peninsula of Brouq Nature Reserve connecting the waters of the Gulf.
Richard Serra at QM Gallery, Katara, and Richard Serra at Al Riwaq Doha run until July 6, East-West/West-East is a permanent addition to Qatar’s public art landscape.