Looking at the World Around You: Contemporary Works from Qatar Museums
9 FEBRUARY 2016 – 19 JUNE 2016
Organized by Fundación Banco Santander and Qatar Museums, the show features selected works from the collections of QM, in celebration of modern and contemporary art illustrating the Arab world’s perspective on the international art scene. The majority of the works in the exhibition come from the collection of Mathaf, with 160 pieces on show in total, portraying the Arab world and inviting visitors to observe and reflect on their surroundings. Curated by Abdellah Karroum, Mathaf’s Director, and Fatma Mostafawi, Curator at Mathaf, the exhibition includes works that range from René Magritte to Wael Shawky and Shirin Neshat, spanning nearly two centuries of artistic production across three continents.