Jan 28, 2021 by W Doha
W Doha Hotel & Residences is collaborating with Qatar Museums and the U.S. Embassy in Doha to host an inspiring art exhibition curated by the prominent Qatari artist, Muna Al-Bader, in collaboration with local and American artists in celebration of the Qatar-USA 2021 Year of Culture. The collaborative display called “What If?” aims to offer a creative platform for artists to express their personal experiences and optimistic views of today’s ever-changing world. The show will open on January 30, 2021 at the W Doha Hotel & Residences and will remain open to the public until February 28, 2021, from 10am-10pm daily.
The exhibition will feature more than 20 original Qatari and American pieces. ART29 will be transformed into a dynamic space set to provoke the mind with eclectic art styles and themes.
Commenting on the latest gallery, the General Manager of W Doha, Wassim Daaje, said, “We welcome the new year with a dose of artistic creativity, and we are excited to announce the launch of the ‘What If?’ art exhibition. This exclusive showcase is a testament to our collective resilience and a celebration of our outstanding ability as a nation to overcome challenges. ART29 has created an exclusive platform for artists to share their amazing talent and engage with the community, and we are very happy to continue our journey this year and invite everyone to walk through ART29 and discover the personal views and experiences presented by prominent local and American artists.”
Qatari Artist and Art ambassador, Muna Al-Bader, conveys deep-rooted messages through her inspiring art canvases and aims to create an inclusive community for artistic expression and emotional communication. “Art is a unique medium of self-expression and has the ability to help us find comfort, peace, and unity. This exhibition is the perfect opportunity to reflect on the past year through the creative eyes of local and American artists and celebrate our diverse yet shared human experiences,” stated Muna Al-Bader.
Aisha Al Attiya, Head of Years of Culture, Qatar Museums, said: "It is an honour for Qatar Museums to join hands with the W Doha Hotel & Residences and the U.S. Embassy in Doha to present this exhibition. The Qatar-USA 2021 Year of Culture is an initiative that celebrates the long-standing ties between both nations, and ‘What If?’ provides the ideal platform to promote cross-cultural exchange and showcase the works of both Qatari and American artists. The collection of artworks highlights the importance of maintaining an optimistic outlook despite current global challenges.”
Charge d’Affaires of the U.S. Embassy in Doha, Ambassador Greta C. Holtz, highlighted the importance of art in bringing people of different backgrounds together to discuss and appreciate one another’s ideas and forms of expression. She extended her gratitude to the W Doha Hotel and the local American and Qatari artists for their contributions toward greater cultural understanding and awareness and thanked the artists for serving as cultural ambassadors during the Qatar-USA 2021 Year of Culture.
ART29 is an exciting platform that presents the works of up and coming local, regional and international artists. It provides them with a space to showcase their work and aspirations to the community.
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