As part of the ongoing celebrations of the Qatar-India Year of Culture 2019, Qatari artist Faraj Daham is showcasing his India-inspired artwork all this month at Doha Fire Station.
See the Unseen is open until November 29 and is the product of Daham’s month-long residency at the What about Art?” Foundation in Mumbai, India.
The exhibition addresses the concept of historical concealment and exclusion through a qualitative approach between what is visible and what is real.
During his residency, Daham relied on local tangible and intangible materials to create his artworks. He had an individual studio space, professional networking opportunities and an intellectually stimulating environment for dialogue on visual arts practices for artists and curators.
He used materials such as Chinese fishing nets from Kochi in Kerala alongside handmade manuscripts to hide the intangibility of history.
Daham’s artwork is also inspired from the society he is living in, his exhibition shows the transformation of the world around him and the rapid changes being experienced in the Qatari society.
It’s all in the name, See the Unseen, and if you do see it, you’ll take away something different from this subjective viewing experience.
Free. Until Nov 29. Open Sat-Thu 9am-7pm, Fri 1.30pm -7pm. Doha Fire Station, near Civil Defense Roundabout (4422 4222).