Qatar Museums Will Turn the Nation Into an Open-Air Museum

In anticipation of the upcoming 2022 FIFA World Cup.

Art
2,918 1 Comments

Qatar Museums announced today its plans to turn the nation into an open-air museum in anticipation of the upcoming 2022 FIFA World Cup.

From today up until the opening of the tournament, the museum will commission and install 40 new installations throughout Doha and the nation. “The enrichment of Qatar’s public spaces by extraordinary artworks by artists of all nationalities and backgrounds is a point of pride for our nation,” said Her Excellency Sheikha Al Mayassa bint Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani, Chairperson of Qatar Museums. Abdulrahman Ahmed Al-Ishaq, the institution’s Director of Public Art added it will further encourage “dialogue among countless people, and provides sources of inspiration that are always accessible.”

The program will feature a mix of local Qatari talent, alongside a diverse cast of international artists — making the initiative one of the most ambitious art projects in the world. Current highlights include Dutch artist, Tom Claassen’s monumental sculpture Falcon (2021) that stands outside the Hamad International Airport. Stay tuned for an array of work to follow in the coming year.

In other art news, James Jean will release a new meticulously crafted screenprint.

Read Full Article

What to Read Next

Unboxing: GRAILED Seller minutiae Unpacks the Artistry of visvim's Kerchief Down Jacket
Fashion 

Unboxing: GRAILED Seller minutiae Unpacks the Artistry of visvim's Kerchief Down Jacket

Presented by Grailed
Showing off a paint-splattered exterior and an illustrated interior.

This Tear-Away Nike Blazer Mid '77 Vintage Conceals Wild Zebra Patterns
Footwear

This Tear-Away Nike Blazer Mid '77 Vintage Conceals Wild Zebra Patterns

Sporting the “Alter and Reveal” motif.

James Jean Will Release a Meticulously Crafted New Screenprint
Art

James Jean Will Release a Meticulously Crafted New Screenprint

‘Hound II’ will be available for only 24 hours starting on November 22.

Todd Snyder and J.Press Offer a Modern Take on Classic Collegiate Styles
Fashion

Todd Snyder and J.Press Offer a Modern Take on Classic Collegiate Styles

Featuring reimagined suits, knitwear, a Duffle coat and more.

Converse Brews Its Jack Purcell With a Matcha-Inspired Makeover
Footwear

Converse Brews Its Jack Purcell With a Matcha-Inspired Makeover

Green wool uppers are paired up next to brown laces inspired bean paste and chocolate.


Frida Kahlo Shatters Auction Record Held by Latin Artist
Art

Frida Kahlo Shatters Auction Record Held by Latin Artist

Her self-portrait sold for a staggering $34.9m USD at Sotheby’s November Sale.

Apple Launches Self Service Repair, Allowing Users To Fix Devices at Home
Tech & Gadgets

Apple Launches Self Service Repair, Allowing Users To Fix Devices at Home

Debuting for the iPhone 12 and iPhone 13 early next year.

'Squid Game' Prevails as Netflix's No. 1 Show With 2.1 Billion Hours Streaming Time
Entertainment

'Squid Game' Prevails as Netflix's No. 1 Show With 2.1 Billion Hours Streaming Time

Equivalent to more than 239,700 years.

First Look at Kanye's adidas YEEZY QNTM "Amber Tint"
Footwear

First Look at Kanye's adidas YEEZY QNTM "Amber Tint"

The ‘DONDA’ artist leans towards a Fall-appropriate palette.

New Balance Updates Its 992 With Juicy Purple Tones
Footwear

New Balance Updates Its 992 With Juicy Purple Tones

Set to land later this month.

More ▾
 
We got you covered. Don’t miss out on the latest news by signing up for our newsletters.

By subscribing, you agree to our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.