TAMIM AL MAJD: CELEBRATION OF UNITY
20 August 2017 6:00pm
Over 40 murals of different shapes and sizes have been gathered together from all over the country and installed at MIA Park, giving the public a closer look at the messages of encouragement and solidarity shared by the residents and visitors of all ages, backgrounds and nationalities.
Bearing the iconic image of HH the Emir created by young Qatari artist Ahmed bin Majed Almaadheed, hundreds of outdoor murals have been installed around Doha in an unprecedented stream of support for the country’s leadership. The widespread popularity of the murals and grassroots nature of the campaign, which quickly spread following an Instagram post by the artist of the Tamim Al Majd design, makes it a significant moment in Qatar’s history.
Social commentary conveyed through graffiti art has long been a popular form of discourse and self-expression, making this community-borne effort ever more important in establishing an organic connection between art and the local community.
The personalised “graffiti” messages are some of the truest examples of public art in Qatar, which now join the many public art works placed throughout the country by QM, to mark a significant milestone in Qatar’s modern history.