Qatar’s Arab art collection visits Spain

Ahram Online , Tuesday 9 Feb 2016

The collection is one of the largest of modern and contemporary Arab art

(Photo: Artworks by Manal Al-Dowayan and Youssef Nabil)

An exhibition titled Looking at the World Around You: Contemporary Works from Qatar Museums will be displayed in Spain for the first time.

The show will be held at the Santander Art Gallery in Madrid between 9 Febraary and 18 June, and will contain a selection of over 160 works.
Curated by Abdellah Karroum, most of the works are on loan from Doha’s Mathaf Arab Museum of Modern Art, while other works are from several other collections from Qatari museums.
With work from 34 artists, the exhibition aims to represent the history of contemporary Arab art through the eyes of Arab artists as well as international artists whose work deals with the Arab region.
The exhibit features some old masters, including Rene Magritte, and big contemporary names such as Mona Hatoum, Amal Kenawy and Shirin Neshat, Youssef Nabil, Ghada Amer, and Manal Al-Dowayan.
More art from Egyptians includes the sculptural works of Adam Henein and the Cabaret Crusades video work of Wael Shawky.

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