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Posted On: 11 September 2019 09:49 am
Updated On: 12 November 2020 02:05 pm

Art exhibitions unveiled as part of Qatar-India 2019 Year of Culture

Sumaica Asad
Sumaica Asad
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The Cultural Village Foundation (Katara) has opened two art exhibitions in Building 18. The first expo is the Fine Art Exhibition by the Qatari artists Mohammad Junaid, and Aisha Al Muhannadi and the Indian artist Mahesh Kumar, and the second is for the photography exhibition by a group of Qatari and Indian photographers, in cooperation with the Youth Hobbies Center.

The two exhibitions, which were unveiled Monday night, are part of the Qatar-India 2019 Year of Culture.

The Fine Art Exhibition displayed great artistic experiences of artists Mohammad Junaid, Aisha Al Mohannadi and Mahesh Kumar, who conveyed various images of Indian rich cultures and human heritage.

In this regard, Mohammed Junaid's drawing of faces from India features a close connection with the land and tells different stories, saying faces always tell stories, even if they don't pronounce them, some of them tell stories of struggle and some of them tell stories of the cruelty of life, including faces overflowing with sadness and pain, and some that tell stories of love and joy.

Aisha Al Mohannadi's paintings, however, highlighted the historical depth of the economic and trade relationship between Qatar and India, and stressed that her works are inspired by the old relations between the two countries. Among the most important types of trade between them is the trade of tea, spices and oud fragrance.

For his part, the Indian artist Mahesh Kumar presented paintings of realistic feature, adding touches to the beauty of ancient buildings and places to tell visitors the stories that related to the magnificence and richness of charming India.

The photography exhibition, which is organized by Katara in cooperation with the Youth Hobbies Center, includes about 50 paintings by a number of Qatari and Indian photographers, who shed light on several shots from India and Qatar, both in terms of faces and features or customs, traditions or landscapes.

The two exhibitions will last until September 28. They are among the various Indian exhibitions and events hosted by Katara within Qatar-India 2019 Year of Culture events that aim to strengthen the joint relations between the two countries by inviting the public to discover the two cultures as culture is one of the strong bridges to consolidate the relationship between peoples.

Source: QNA