Looking for something exciting to do in Doha? We're bringing you a list of activities to keep you occupied over the week ahead. Our weekly "Events in Qatar" feature helps you discover popular local events and it comes out every Sunday, so be sure to keep following ILQ for events updates and information! And, if you want more, visit iloveqatar.net/events.
Brain Teasers for Adults goes virtual! Join the fun of solving mind-twisting teasers! Bring one of your own to show and let us solve it together. The event will be conducted online via Microsoft Teams.
This session will introduce students in grades 6 to 12 to the many resources that the Library offers to support their learning and research needs. The session will be conducted online via Microsoft Teams.
In the first MOSECO’s panel discussion, experts from different fields will join to give comments and discuss cybersecurity protection, vulnerabilities, trends in cybersecurity, in order to be ready to prevent breaches and recover in case they happen.
Painting the cover of the Katara Prize for Arabic Novel 2020 publications includes unpublished novels, published novels, and unpublished novels for boys. The winner of the best cover for each novel will receive USD 500, publishing of the winning painting on the cover of the novel and mentioning the artist’s name in the publication. To know more, read HERE!
This is the weekly competition for the content of (Al-Dhad channel - Katara) Youtube channel. To participate, subscribe to the channel. The prize for the competition: 1,000 USD per week.
Looking for fun activities for your kids! Are your kids interested in art? If yes, then let them join us in Mathaf's summer camp on their Instagram page.
The 'Made in Qatar' section is open to narrative or documentary films of any length. The writer, director or producer must be a Qatari national or other holding a valid residence permit in Qatar; or the majority of the film must be shot in Qatar; or the film’s story must revolve around Qatar.
Sundance TV has announced its first-ever Sundance TV Shorts competition in the Middle East and North Africa region, following last year’s successful South Africa edition. This year’s winning entrant and three runners-up will have their films broadcast on Sundance TV later in the year.
Your artistic mind can rejoice now as Qatar Museums reopened the Fire Station and unveiled the special exhibition Picasso’s Studios in the Garage Gallery. The exhibition features 108 extraordinary artworks by Pablo Picasso selected from the unparalleled collection of the Musée national Picasso in Paris, including paintings, sculptures, drawings, prints, and ceramics. On view through November 1, 2020, the innovative exhibition traces the evolution of Picasso’s epoch-making art by presenting it in eight distinct galleries, representing the series of studios where he worked throughout his career. Read more details HERE!
Join the Ajyal Film Festival Jury from 11 – 23 November 2020. As an Ajyal Juror, you will:
1. Watch short and feature-length films from all over the world.
2. Vote for your favourite films and choose the Ajyal Competition winners.
3. Meet many film directors and actors through our online platform.
4. Attend online workshops on filmmaking techniques and film language.
A registration fee of 50 QAR is required to confirm your interest. Registration is open from 20 August to 31 October 2020. You must be between the ages of 8 and 25 to be an Ajyal Juror.
Featuring a journey through six decades and three continents, "Faces and Places" is Huguette Caland's largest solo museum exhibition to date. Huguette Caland was the daughter of the first president of the Republic of Lebanon. The exhibition features her paintings, drawings, caftans, smocks, and sculptures and evokes Caland's journey through Beirut, Paris, and California, encompassing the "faces and places that inform her rich oeuvre, all while highlighting the predominant theme in her work, the line."
A part of the series "Focus: Works from Mathaf Collection", this exhibition showcases works of artists, intellectuals, journalists, and cultural activists who played a major role in the city's cultural scene for more than half a century. It documents the experiences and knowledge of those generations as well as highlights the work of key artists of the past and present, with paintings, photography, video, and installations.
Location: Mathaf: Arab Museum of Modern Art
Exhibition dates: August 2 to November 30, 2020
Book your ticket here: https://visit.qm.org.qa/arab-museum-of-modern-art#tkttb-exhibition
Currently displayed at Mathaf is Yto Barrada's exhibition composed of photographs, films, videos, sculptures, prints, and fabric works that focus on "threads of regeneration and growth in social and geological transformation". The works highlight the importance of the vernacular in processes of decomposition and revival, drawing on histories of nation-building and post-independence strategies of resistance in social and domestic life. An award-winning artist who has also held numerous solo exhibitions internationally, Moroccan-French artist Yto Barrada’s work engages with self-education, architecture, paleontology, botany, and modernist histories, in order to explore forms of knowledge production.
Watch artist Surabhi's paintings come to life at the virtual exhibition "Femmes à la mode", presented by Cultural Village Foundation – Katara.
The Cultural Village Foundation – Katara presents the virtual exhibition "Heritage" by the Qatari Artist Hassan Bu Jassum. Heritage is originality and history, and it has multiple aspects of art and culture. Katara presents the virtual exhibition “Heritage” to document the inveterate patrimony and to revive the past that still exist in the memories, and to retrieve this remembrance through paintings to be a witness of that important part of history.
The Museum of Islamic Arts has opened an exhibition entitled "A Falcon's Eye: Tribute To Sheikh Saoud Al-Thani". The exhibition showcases more than 300 outstanding artworks from prehistoric fossils and Egyptian antiquities to Orientalist paintings and masterpieces of the history of photography in a spectacular display following the concept of ancient (Renaissance) “cabinet of curiosities” reflecting Sheikh Saoud’s fascination with both natural history and the art world.
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