August 14, 2011 by Ladashia
Tonight is the opening of Swalif exhibition that celebrates more than twenty of Qatar’s most influential artists and four decades of art production with a new selection from the collection of MATHAF: Arab Museum of Modern Art.
The Arabic word “Swalif” suggests friendly, informal conversations and stories. Swalif invites visitors to explore their own responses to Qatar’s art story and the relationships between modernity, memory and art.
Artworks are presented in roughly chronological order from the 1960s to the early 2000s, with some thematic groupings to illustrate particular moments in Qatar’s art history.
Swalif also celebrates the process of representing and collaborating with the artists whose work is on display. The generous engagement of many of these artists with Mathaf in advance of the exhibition has helped to historicize the roots and development of the Qatari art scene.
The Exhibition is up till 29th October 2011. For more info. : http://www.mathaf.org.qa