Never visited New York? No problem. Pass by Mohammed Faraj Al-Suwaidi’s latest exhibition at Doha Fire Station for a closer look at The Big Apple, if you’re looking for a dose of culture in your list of things to do this weekend.
The exhibition entitled Digital Transaction is open to the public until February 8 and if you’re into 3D exhibits, you shouldn’t miss this.
Qatari architect, animator and designer Al-Suwaidi work introduces his exploration of New York during his three-month residency at the International Studio & Curatorial Program (ISCP) in Manhattan.
The ISCP is New York’s most rigorous international visual arts residency programme and is a centre for the world’s most talented and promising artists and curators.
Last year, Qatar Museums (QM) announced the launch of the New York edition of its residency programme, in collaboration with the ISCP.
Times Square played a crucial starting point of inspiration for Al-Suwaidi – its screens and advertisements, which illuminate the streets and expose numerous amounts of content within a short time frame to consumers, was his most memorable takeaway that aided in developing the exhibition.
The exhibited works include a series of digital prints, composed of scenes captured around New York and altered using 3D software in a repetitive manner.
These scenes are digitised and reformed into virtual spaces for your viewing.
So if you’ve got nothing to do this weekend, we recommend chilling around Times Square right here in Doha.
Free. Open Sat-Thu 9am-7pm; Fri 1.30pm-7pm. Doha Fire Station, near Civil Defense Roundabout (4422 4222).