Cultures, From Different Angles

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About the event

Qatar Museums is proud to present the opening of ‘Cultures, From Different Angles’, a photography exhibition showcasing the best works from Qatari and Chinese photographers, on show in Building 19 in Katara Cultural Village from November 7th – November 30th.

The exhibition is a unique visual interpretation of this year’s Qatar China 2016 Year of Culture, an initiative run under the patronage of H.E. Sheikha Al Mayassa bint Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani, that seeks topromote cultural dialogue that builds bridges between the two nations.   

In collaboration with the Zhejiang Provincial Department of Culture and the Ministry of Culture of the People’s Republic of China, ‘Cultures, From Different Angles’ presents the work of four Chinese and two Qatari photographers, who travelled to each other’s countries on a two-week expedition to understand and visually communicate a way of life different from their own. 

On an incredible journey of discovery, Qatari photographers Ahmed Al Khulaifi and Saeed Al Marri travelled from the vast grasslands of northern China to the Li River, one of the purest rivers in China famous for ‘cormorant fishing’, a tradition dating back 1300 years where fishermen use trained aquatic birds to fish in rivers. During their trip, they captured their experiences of Chinese culture and traditions through their own lenses, engaging in an inspiring exchange of artistic discovery.

At the same time, Chinese photographers Bao Lixia, Huang Zuxiang, Liu Zhining and Xu Xinrong travelled across Qatar to experience Qatar’s vast desert landscapes, Doha’s vibrant cityscapes and architecture and Qatar’s deep traditions, customs and hospitality. The exhibition showcases the spectacular photography taken during their respective journeys.