Doha, December 9th 2012: In collaboration with the Embassy of Ecuador, Katara, the
Cultural Village presents two photographic exhibitions, “Galapagos Surreal Exhibition” by
Fernando Espinosa Chauvin, and “The Sons of the Sacred Waterfalls” by Nicolas Kingman.
The exhibitions are expected to run from 9th December until 5th January at Katara Galleries 1
and 2, Building 13.
The two exhibitions showcase a series of scenic photographs taken of the natural
landscapes in Ecuador. “Children of the Sacred Waterfall” presents a collection of
photographs by Ecuadorian photographer, Nicolas Kingman who demonstrates the support
of the conservation process. The photographer’s technique displays an appreciation of local
Abdulrahman Al Khulaifi, President of Katara said, “We are delighted to present these
stunning exhibitions which allow art fans to experience the Ecuadorian nature and cultural
values. Katara has continued to support and develop local talents by providing them with a
platform to showcase their artistic abilities and enhance creative engagement.”
The “Galapagos Surreal Exhibition” depicts the old sublime aesthetic of the eighteenth
and nineteenth centuries. The photographer Fernando Espinosa Chauvín illustrates the
Galapágos Islands through a series of expeditions to the place. Chauvín’s creative use of
technology creates a different structure of imagery that would be invisible to the naked eye.
Dr. Khalid Al Sulaiti, General Manager of Katara said: “The exhibitions promote artistic and
cultural values of Ecuador and their aim of protecting the environment and habitat of the
people. The exhibitions further demonstrate Katara’s commitment to showcase different
cultures whilst embracing the emerging global culture.”
In support of local and regional talents, Katara continues to bringing culturally diverse
exhibits and entertainment options to Qatar. Katara has a number of events and activities
including exhibitions of Classical and Modern Art planned for the new year.
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