Art in Qatar this July

Ongoing exhibitions for culture vultures to try

Art in Qatar this July
Until July 6

Art is one of theroads to Paradise
Mathaf: Arab Museum of Modern Art is presenting its second spring show called ‘Art is one of the roads to Paradise’ by Lebanese-American artist Etel Adnan and curated by Hans Ulrich Obrist. The exhibit aims to highlight the diversity of her work through paintings, drawings, leporellos (folded printed materials), tapestries, writings and films from the 1960s onwards. This exhibition is free to enter.
Education City, off Al Luqta Street (4402 8855).

Until July 6

Richard Serra exhibits
American sculptor Richard Serra, who is known in Qatar for his vertical steel sculpture that is permanently exhibited in MIA Park, has been invited to exhibit in two Doha-based cultural spaces in the coming months. Both exhibitions, entitled ‘Richard Serra’, are curated by Alfred Pacquement of the National Museum of Modern Art, Centre Pompidou Paris. At Al Riwaq, ‘Passage of Time’ consists of two 70-metre steel curves that need to be seen from multiple angles. Meanwhile, at the QMA Gallery in Katara Cultural Village, a selection of seven sculptures and four large drawings present the main stages in the development of Serra’s work, providing historical context for the exhibit at Al Riwaq.
Al Riwaq, next to the Museum of Islamic Art, Corniche (4452 5555). QMA Gallery, building 10, Katara Cultural Village, West Bay Lagoon (4408 1255).

Until July 17

Design intensive course
This is a three-week art summer programme for high school students aged 16 and above that runs from Sunday to Thursday, 8.45am to 1pm, for the price of QR3,250. Contact awendlingwil@vcu.edu and visit www.qatar.vcu.edu to find out more.
Virginia Commonwealth University Qatar, Education City (4402 0555).

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