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.

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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.

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