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Posted On: 24 June 2019 09:47 am
Updated On: 12 November 2020 02:04 pm

New exhibitions at Katara!

Binu Cherian
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The Cultural Village Foundation - Katara opened the two art exhibitions "Land of the Dark" exhibition by artist Noor Al Hadi from Sudan in building 18 and "Portrait" exhibition for Qatari artist Ebtesam Al Saffar and Indian artist Surabhi Gaikwad.

The General Manager of Katara Dr. Khalid bin Ibrahim Al Sulaiti inaugurated the two exhibitions in an opening ceremony attended by several diplomats and other visitors and art enthusiasts.

Sulaiti also and made a tour around them examining the exhibits of the artists who based their artwork on different art trends. "Besides hosting local artists and their artwork, Katara always opens its doors to host artists from different countries and art trends which expands our goals", Dr. Sulaiti said.

The exhibition "Land of the Dark" included 32 artworks that reflect the Sudanese culture and rich heritage in a unique way, presenting different eras in the Sudanese history as well as introducing the local costumes of the different places in Sudan.

The "Portrait" exhibition is a combined effort between the Qatari artist Ebtesam Al Saffar who joined hands with Indian artist Surabhi Gaikwad to come up with this exhibition that is part of the Qatari-Indian cultural year.

The exhibition consists of 32 paintings, 14 of which belong to Al Saffar, and the rest to Surabhi Gaikwad.

As for the secret in focusing on the faces in her paintings, Al Saffar told QNA that these faces are not free of poeticism, the face is the behavioral performance, it is life and thoughts, and everything in it combines the inside and the outside. Therefore, the face is the center of human life, and the center of his emotions and desires and temperament and behavior.

For her part, Indian Artist Surabhi Gaikwad said about the faces in her paintings, that some of them are realistic, while some of the other faces are imaginary, noting that while she was living in Qatar, she was influenced by the culture and heritage of the country, which has influenced her fashion business, or the falcon drawing, which is a heritage icon in the country.

Source: QNA