Students set up new exhibition in Mathaf

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Mathaf: Arab Museum of Modern Art hosted a student exhibition to commemorate the fifth edition of its Student Art Competition and Exhibition (SAC&E).

SAC&E encourages students aged nine to 18, along with teachers and parents, to explore modern and contemporary art by experiencing Mathaf’s permanent collection.

More than 35 students from six different schools across Qatar participated in the annual competition, which has become a celebration of creativity among students in the country. The exhibition, titled Visual Transparency, is on show at the Education Space (Manara) at Mathaf in Education City, and enthusiasts can visit until Tuesday May 22.

Visual Transparency explores the concept of multi-layered translucence in art and life, with students showcasing their interpretation of the theme through 20 unique artworks, using numerous mediums such as paintings, photographs, sculptures and installations. Prior to the exhibition, Mathaf educators engaged in one-on-one sessions with art teachers and pupils from the participating schools, guiding students into creating the showcased artworks.

Students were encouraged to push the limit of their experimentation, exploring new and unexpected tools and materials. Not only did they find inspiration from the Mathaf collection, they also collaborated with Mathaf to create exciting designs that are now on show to the public.

Since its establishment in 2010, Mathaf has been offering learning opportunities to children, students, families and adults, drawing inspiration from modern and contemporary Arab art.
Free. Open Sat-Thu 9am-7pm; Fri 1.30pm-7pm. Education City, Al Luqta Street (4402 8855).

By Shereen D’Souza
Time Out Doha,

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