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Posted On: 5 January 2020 05:20 pm
Updated On: 12 November 2020 02:06 pm

5th edition of BigB MeetUp to take place on January 11

Binu Cherian
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The 5th edition of #BigBMeetUp will be celebrating the “Artists in Qatar” at Sheikh Faisal Bin Qassim Al Thani Museum. The event will take place on 11 January 2020 and will be followed by a 6 weeks’ exhibition in The Museum’s contemporary art space The White Majlis.

Sheikh Faisal Bin Qassim Al Thani Museum is the proud venue sponsor for the event along with JW Marriott and Marriott Marquis City Center Doha as hospitality Sponsors and ILoveQatar and Fact Magazine as media partners.

The 5th edition of bigbmeetup has been themed on celebrating the artists of Qatar, local and expatriate. The event will have a panel discussion moderated by multidisciplinary artist Othman Kunji with local artists such as Bouthayna Al Muftah, Mohamed Farj Al Suwaidi and Noor Abuissa. There will also be a talk by world-renowned Arab artist Ahmed Al Bahrani, followed by acclaimed Qatari artist Mariam Al Mulla. This will be followed by the launch of a 6-week long art exhibition by various artists based in Qatar hosted in the White Majlis.

On this occasion, Mr. Kees Wieringa, Director of Sheikh Faisal Bin Qassim Al Thani Museum commented: ”We are honored to be part and to host such an initiative that falls in line with the Sheikh Faisal bin Qassim Al Thani Museum’s vision of creating a community for artists and encourages dialogue and culture,”

Founder of bigbmeetup, Mr. Bosco Menezes added: “When I founded bigbmeetup in early 2018, one of its pillars was to bring people of different cultures together under one roof. Little did I know I would be bringing renowned artists together from different cultures. This is a first for me and I am honoured to collaborate with the Sheikh Faisal Museum team on this. The White Majlis is the perfect setting to host my 5th meeting especially as it is themed on Celebrating Artists of Qatar. I am excited about this event as it brings together artists from over 10 countries, all who call Qatar their home. And a lot of their current artwork is inspired by the country that they live in.”

“We are excited and proud to be part of Qatar’s 5th BigBMeetup project. Together we share a vision to connect Qatar citizens and residents to build stronger communities as we provide our support for the contemporary art and artists, “said Rick Enders, Multi-Property General Manager for JW Marriott Marquis City Center Doha and Marriott Marquis City Center Doha. “Today’s travellers’ focus is on experiential travel through cultural explorations, the arts, culinary samplings, and wellbeing. And we offer unique opportunities to our guests to experience the magic of our destination through art, food and the warmth of our hospitality.”

BigBMeetup is a community initiative founded by Bosco Menezes. The aim of this initiative is to inspire, inform, educate and spread the news of the good deeds individuals and groups of people perform in their everyday lives for the betterment of humankind. The meetup brings locals and expats together as one to celebrate the gift of life, championing camaraderie among all with the intention to exchange and impart knowledge.

Source: Press release