QATAR BRAZIL 2014
Two nations are separated by geographical distances and they have distinctive landscapes, unique societies and cultures.
Initially the differences between Qatar and Brazil seem vast and many. As we planned this Year of Culture however, it became clear that there was much common ground. Faith and family values are strong in both countries, and we share a love of culture, art and sport. Qatar Brazil 2014: Year of Culture allowed us to explore these connections – and celebrate our differences – in an extraordinary year of cultural exchange.
Qatar Museums welcomed the art and creativity of Brazil to Qatar, presented in showcases of photography, music, contemporary art and the vibrant Brazil Festival in Doha. In turn, we were proud to present the vitality of Qatari arts and heritage at events in Belem, Brasilia, Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo, which hosted our acclaimed ‘Pearls’ exhibition. Alongside world-class exhibitions, the Year of Culture was energised by a series of cultural exchanges that inspired Brazilian and Qatari students, artists, filmmakers and designers to capture, interpret and experience the cultures of the partner country.