March 4, 2014 - Mathaf: Arab Museum of Modern Art - Spring exhibitions
March 4, 2014

Spring exhibitions

Etel Adnan, 038-Untitled, c. 1995–2000. Oil on canvas, 45.5 x 54.5 cm. Private collection.

Spring exhibitions 2014

Mathaf: Arab Museum of Modern Art

Education City
Doha
Qatar
PO Box 2777
Hours: Tuesday–Sunday 11am–6pm,
Friday 3–8pm

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Mathaf: Arab Museum of Modern Art presents its spring exhibition program:

Mona Hatoum: Turbulence
7 February–18 May
Mona Hatoum questions concepts of geographies, identity, territory, and space. Turbulence is the artist’s largest solo show in the Arab world, presenting more than seventy works made within the last thirty years. Curated by Sam Bardaouil and Till Fellrath, the exhibition highlights the diversity of Hatoum’s œuvre through room installations, sculptures, photographs, works on paper, along with documentation of her early performances.

Etel Adnan in All Her Dimensions
18 March–6 July
In March, Mathaf presents the work of Lebanese-American visual artist, poet, and essayist Etel Adnan. The large overview at Mathaf will display more than 160 artworks, including Adnan’s paintings, drawings, leporellos, tapestries, writings, and films from the 1960s and onwards. The exhibition, curated by Hans Ulrich Obrist, is the largest survey to date of Etel Adnan’s significant oeuvre.

Manal AlDowayan: Crash
25 January–30 March
Saudi artist Manal AlDowayan transforms Mathaf’s Project Space into a temporary artist studio. Open to the public for the project’s duration, AlDowayan explores car accidents experienced by female schoolteachers in Saudi Arabia. Crash is a collaborative project that works with students, professors, journalists, and the public through discussions and workshops.

Mathaf: Arab Museum of Modern Art
Mathaf: Arab Museum of Modern Art was founded in 2010 on the collection of H.E. Sheikh Hassan bin Mohamed Al Thani, holding over seven thousand works collected from around the world over the past twenty-five years. The collection emphasizes artistic trends and sites of production of modern art. Mathaf organizes major exhibitions, both historical and experimental, and large-scale education programs.

Directed by Abdellah Karroum since 2013, Mathaf is expanding its diverse exhibitions, artist residencies, talks, encounters, production, publications, and collection initiatives. These include the introduction of Mathaf’s Project Space and Curatorial Dialogues. At the same time, Mathaf is developing new education, research, and publication programs to connect the museum with universities. Mathaf will host the CIMAM Annual Conference from 9 to 11 November.

Mathaf: Arab Museum of Modern Art in Doha is a Qatar Museum’s Authority museum. QMA is led by H.E. Sheikha Al Mayassa bint Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani. www.qma.org.qa

Mathaf’s building and infrastructure are supported by Qatar Foundation. QF is led by HH Sheikha Moza bint Nasser. www.qf.org.qa

Mathaf is located in a converted school building on the edge of Education City – Qatar Foundation, off Al-Luqta Street, in Doha. Free guided tours take place every Saturday at noon and 4pm.

Press contacts
Louma Salamé, Mathaf: Arab Museum of Modern Art: l.salame [​at​] qma.org.qa
Federica Zuccarini, QMA (Qatar Museum Authority): fzuccarini [​at​] qma.org.qa

 

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