13 best art events in Doha

Our critics' pick of the biggest and best in December and January

13 best art events in Doha
Dec 1-Jan 30

Andalusian Curtain
Anima Gallery is opening its latest exhibition which will showcase the work of Jordanian artist Jihad Al Ameri who has been living in Granada, Spain.

The Andalusian Curtain, the name of the exhibit, has been inspired by the visual briliance of Andalusia which is highlighted through poetry from that region.
Anima Gallery, 30 La Croisette, The Pearl-Qatar (4002 7437)

Dec 4-14

24th Doha International Book Fair
The 24th edition of this international book fair will take place over these ten days and this year, as part of finishing off the Qatar-UK 2013 festivities, the guest of honour is the United Kingdom. This means that there will be a exhibition of British books to feast your minds on, as well as many other tomes from around the globe.
Doha Exhibition Centre (4499 7499)

Dec 6

Mastaba: Conversations on Art
This is a monthly themed discussion for/by artists and art enthusiasts (in English and Arabic) at 6pm.
Katara Art Centre, building 5, Katara Cultural Village (4408 0244)

Dec 7

Magical memories
The Doha Community Orchestra and The Doha Singers are collaborating to present us with a festive selection of pieces including The Nutcracker and other seasonal favourites from 4pm for QR50.
Contact tickets@dohaorchestra.com or tickets@dohasingers.com

Dec 8

Storytelling and crafts with Maktaba Children’s Library
The popular gathering for the young ones returns to KAC at 4pm, with a storytelling session followed by hands-on creative fun. This session is perfect for ages four to seven.
Katara Art Centre (bldg 5), Katara Cultural Village (4408 0244)

Dec 12

Moving Postcards
Take a look at this exhibition that tells short stories with moving pictures. This interactive installation comes to KAC’s Concept Space at 7pm, and will be open during the week of National Day.
Katara Art Center, building 5, Katara Cultural Village (4408 0244)

Until Dec 15

Doha-based documentary maker and artist Omar Khalifa has created stunning outdoor photography installations around various locations in Katara Cultural Village as an attempt to examine ‘the nature of being’.
You have just 15 days left to catch a glimpse of these terrific works of art so catch it while you still can.
Various locations, Katara Cultural Village (www.katara.net)

Dec 15

Max Eastley performance and exhibition
The Katara Art Centre are giving a rare opportunity for artists based in Doha to engage with the internationally renowned British sound and installation artist Max Eastley from 6pm. Prior registration is required and it’s QR 200 per person to attend.
Katara Art Center, building 5, Katara Cultural Village (4408 0244)

Dec 18

National Day activities
For National Day, Katara Art Centre has a number of activities centered around a mobile printmaking studio. Follow their social media channels for more information.
Katara Art Centre (bldg 5), Katara Cultural Village (4408 0244)

Until Dec 24

Thread installation art
London-based artist Kate Terry, who teaches at Camberwell College of Arts and CCW, creates thread installation art that is nearly invisible at first. Using colourful thread she creates a subtle yet significant presence in an empty space.
The Gallery, Virginia Commonwealth University in Qatar (4402 0555)

Until Jan 5

L’âge d’or
Algerian-French artist Adel Abdessemed will host his first solo exhibition at Mathaf with major works that have been newly commissioned and produced in Doha. Inspirations are personal, social, historical and political.
Mathaf: Arab Museum of Modern Art, Education City (www.mathaf.org.qa)

Until Jan 5

Hajj – The Journey Through Art
In collaboration with the British Museum, the Museum of Islamic Art have curated this exhibition which allows visitors to explore the Muslim pilgrimage of Hajj through artworks from theirs and Qatari collections, many of which have never been seen before.
Museum of Islamic Art, Corniche (www.mia.org.qa)

Until Jan 22

Damien Hirst: Relics
Spanning over twenty-five years of notable British artist Damien Hirst’s artistic career, Relics will present the largest collection of Hirst’s works ever assembled and include both iconic and previously unseen works.
Al Riwaq Exhibition Space, MIA Park, Corniche (www.qma.com.qa)

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