‘Outbreak’ art exhibition at Sikkat Wadi Msheireb extended until December 19
December 10 2020 09:53 AM
‘Outbreak’ art exhibition at Sikkat Wadi Msheireb
‘Outbreak’ art exhibition at Sikkat Wadi Msheireb

• Inspiring multimedia art exhibit at Sikkat Wadi Msheireb extends inspiring showcase until 19 December, free for public
• Three-part talks series features local talent and creative discussions on art, adversity and perseverance

Following its immense success as part of the Ajyal Film Festival last month, the Doha Film Institute’s (DFI) multimedia-art exhibit ‘Outbreak’ at Sikkat Wadi Msheireb will remain open to the public until 19 December.

In addition to the main gallery, which welcomes visitors from Saturday to Thursday from 10 am – 10 pm, and Friday from 2 pm – 10 pm at Sikkat Wadi Msheireb, DFI is rolling out a series of talks with a selection of the featured artists with themes centred around the powerful rise of creativity and innovation out of adversity.

Fatma Hassan Alremaihi, Chief Executive Officer of the Doha Film Institute, said: “Our annual multimedia art exhibit was met with extremely positive feedback from the community, which prompted us to not only extend this creative offering for nine additional days but to also roll out a parallel talks series. Lending our immensely talented local artists a platform to discuss their work and share their perspectives with the community will add great value to the audience experience, as they explore a creative take on life amidst the pandemic.”

With inspiring works of art from 24 local talents, the multimedia-art exhibit features a thought-provoking selection that creatively represents the unique trials of this year to honour global action and solidarity.  An exploration of the artists’ personal trails of isolation and separation, ‘Outbreak’ challenges audiences to consider the various facets of how the current pandemic can affect - and sometimes inspire - our worldview.

Moderated by Mohammed al-Hamadi, the first talk on ‘Inspiration and the Reflected Isolation’ will take place at 7 pm on Thursday, 10 December, and will discuss how self-isolation - which impacted most of the world throughout 2020 - can and has yielded creativity. Participating artists include Adriane De Souza, AJ al-Thani, Anfal al-Kandari and Maha al-Subaey.

On Friday, 11 December, at 7 pm, Reem al-Sehlawi is leading audiences through an inspiring discussion on ‘Creativity in the Face of Crisis’ with creative talents Maryam Faraj al-Suwaidi, Mohammed Faraj al-Suwaidi and Roda al-Thani in attendance. The talk will focus on the brilliant response of art and artists to sudden crises – and how adversity can turn into a true source of inspiration.

Concluding the series on Saturday, 12 December, at 7 pm, is an animated talk on ‘Imagination in the Time of a Pandemic’. Led by Abdulaziz Yousef, the talk will feature Hamad al-Fayhani, Ibrahim al-Baker, Nasser al-Kubaisi and Nour al-Nasr, and will examine how the 2020 pandemic has extended creative opportunities and opened doors of imagination to the local artistic community.

Artists participating in the Outbreak Exhibition include: Ali al-Mannai, Ibrahim al-Baker, AJ al-Thani, Shouq al-Manaa, Hamad al-Fayhani, Noor Al-Nasr, Mohammed al-Suwaidi, Saad al-Muslamani, Roda al-Thani, Bothayna al-Zaman, Anfal al-Kandari, Maryam al-Homaid, Mohammed al-Hammadi, Marsya Abdulghani, Elie Fahed, Abdulaziz Yousef, Maryam al-Suwaidi, Adriane De Souza, Paul Valentine, Sharefa al-Mannai, Reem al-Haddad, Maha al-Subaey, Nasser al-Kubaisi, and Ghada al-Khater.

Last updated: December 10 2020 10:04 AM

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