The Hamad International Airport (HIA), in celebration of World Art Day, revealed yesterday (April 23) a new art piece named ‘Wings’ by International Artists Doha (IAD) and, sponsored by Qatar Airways.
According to a report from Qatar daily Gulf Times, the inspiration behind ‘Wings’ comes from the basic structure of an airplane wing. Standing 7m wide, and 2.80m high, the piece is filled with the diverse artistic works of 17 IAD artists.
The main abstract outlay of ‘Wings’ embraces several pieces of frames that represent each artist’s unique style. The artwork is stretched across a 20sq m grey coloured wall made of wooden partition carrying the weight of the piece, which resembles the serene neutral colour of a safe flight.
At the backside of the ‘Wings’ artwork, IAD artists have provided a space for travelling passengers to interact with the public art and to express their thoughts about ‘travelling’. Colour markers and pencils are provided next to the art piece to establish dialogue with travellers.
IAD have been established in 2011 by two Dutch expat artists. From the very beginning, IAD was conceptualised as a non-profit organisation open to national as well as international artists living and working in Doha.
‘Wings’ is installed at concourse B at the airport and will be on temporarily display.
(Image source: International Artists Doha's Facebook fan page)
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