Katara the Cultural Villages opened its doors to arts lovers across Doha to enjoy ‘My Journeys Through Yemen’ exhibition by Moudhi Al Hajri. Known for her compelling photography, the opening was held at Katara Galleries, Building 22 and will run till May 25th.
The exhibition shares Moudhi Al Hajri’s six years involvement with Yemen. The works exhibited portray Moudhi’s journey through Yemen from 2007 to 2013, featuring the magnitude of the photographer’s dedication through the breathtaking scope and extension of the work exhibited, both conceptually and geographically.
This month also saw thousands of arts and culture fans flocking to Katara to enjoy the a range of events being held at the Cultural Village such as the weekend’s Spring Outdoor Art Fair and Bruckner’s fifth symphony at the Opera House amongst many other breathtaking events.
This week will also see a Sotheby’s auction evening focusing on contemporary Art in Doha in addition to a performance by renowned Elgar’s Engima Variations on April 26th.
Set to take place on April 22nd at 7pm, Sotheby’s evening auction will compromise a selection of top-calibre works by a leading Arab and Iranian artists as well as International Contemporary artists. Outstanding examples of painting, installation art, photography and sculpture will be offered for sale, prior to which an elegantly curated highlights exhibition will be open to the public from 17th to 22nd April. The auction, which is expected to raise a total in excess of $11 million features 40 Modern and Contemporary works of Middle Eastern origin, and seven International Contemporary pieces.
Dr. Khalid Al Sulaiti, General Manager of Katara, commented: “April has proven to be yet another exciting month and we urge people to make the most of Katara’s rich events calendar. The African Festival and the Spring Outdoor Art Fair have been a huge success and we hope to see more people attending our upcoming events, exhibitions and musical performances we are holding here at Katara. All the events and platforms we are bringing have one objective in common and that is to stimulate talent and maximise the opportunities across various arts and music platforms.
The Art fair encouraged artists to participate through applying for their own exhibition booth, and taking advantage of this opportunity to exhibit and sell new works. It presented artists with a platform to present their works to the public and interact with potential art buyers and collectors in Qatar. It is one of Katara’ s efforts to create and support a sustainable and dynamic art market in Qatar.
With additional events in the pipeline, Katara, the Cultural Village celebrated a number of events earlier this month including the “City” exhibition by Faraj Daham and Mohamed Abouelnaga which opened on 4th April and will run until 11th May 2013. The five day Oil Painting Workshop with Muammar Tazi also kicked off on 7th April at Katara Art Studios.
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