Qatar Today - - CULTURE -

The fi­nal event in the Qatar Brazil 2014 Year of Cul­ture cal­en­der – Here There – show­cases the works of 42 artists from th­ese two coun­tries.

The paint­ings, in­stal­la­tions, sculp­tures, pho­to­graphs and more will be on dis­play at Al Ri­waq gallery till March 30, 2015. Ex­plor­ing the en­vi­ron­men­tal, cul­tural and so­cial as­pects of life in Qatar and Brazil, the works have been cu­rated by three teams (one for Qatari artists, one for Brazil­ian and the last deal­ing with artists' books) spread across five coun­tries. While the artists cho­sen are mostly young (this is most ob­vi­ous in the post-mod­ern, con­cep­tual works of the Brazil­ian artists), vet­er­ans like Ernesto Neto and Khal­ifa Al Obaidly.

At the in­au­gu­ra­tion of the ex­hi­bi­tion, the launch of the artists' res­i­dence pro­gramme at the Fire Sta­tion was also an­nounced. The old Civil De­fence Build­ing, which has been re-pur­posed into a gallery and artists' hub, will open in 2015 and the nine-month Artist in Res­i­dence pro­gramme will sup­port lo­cals artists by pro­vid­ing 20 stu­dios and gallery space to hone their skills and col­lab­o­rate with other artists. Reg­is­tra­tion is now live at www.firesta­ and will close on April 1, 2015.

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