THE ‘100 DAYS OF BLOCKADE' ART INITIATIVE
The Doha Fire Station unveiled five graffiti artworks created by its citizens and residents as part of Qatar Museums' ‘100 days of blockade' art initiative.
The medium of choice was graffiti, evoking its origins as a form of activism and self-expression, which is easily accessible by the broader community. “Artists are always inspired by their environment; they're typically moved by a significant moment or event, such as the one we're all experiencing now – the unfair blockade on Qatar,” said Khalifa Al Obaidly, Director of the Fire Station.
“These five talented artists used their creativity to produce fantastic works that best express how they feel about the present political situation, through an art form driven by the need to speak out and share one's opinions in expressive and accessible ways,” he added.