Qatar PR Network, Online Press Release from qatar and Doha city
Arts, Cultural & Theatre(Entertainment)
Filter PR by
UCL Qatar MA Students Explore the Process of Making Art with New Exhibition ‘For the Sake of Art' at the Qatar Art Center
UCL Qatar MA Students Explore the Process of Making Art with New Exhibition ‘For the Sake of Art' at the Qatar Art Center
Doha, 26 March 2019 :  UCL Qatar Masters students on the Museum and Gallery Programme have partnered with Qatar Art Center to curate an exhibition exploring the process of making art. The exhibition will open on 26 March and will run until 25 April 2019.
Since its creation in the 1990s by His Excellency Sheikh Hassan bin Mohammed Al-Thani, the Qatar Art Center is hosting its first ever public exhibition. It has served as a space and a home for prominent Arab artists to live, work, explore, as well as create art together. 
‘For the Sake of Art’ is an exhibition that will feature art that has been created within the walls of the Qatar Art Center by four prominent Arab artists: Yousef Ahmad, Nazar Yahya, Dia Al-Azzawi and its founder Sheikh Hassan bin Mohammed Al-Thani. It offers a rare glimpse of the memories, friendships, stories, exploration and processes these artists have shared and experienced over the past two decades. 
The MA in Museum and Gallery Practice is designed to help shape future generations of museum professionals and cultural leaders in Qatar and beyond. The exhibition project is one of the core modules the MA students undertake each year to create an exhibition. In doing so, the students bring to life their new knowledge and skills by delivering museum outputs to a high professional standard. 
Talking ahead of the exhibition, Syeda Arman Zabi, MA student, said: 'When I began the programme at UCL Qatar, I didn't have any experience in creating exhibitions. The past six months have been tough but very rewarding. I've had the chance to put what I have learned in the classroom in to action and have gained invaluable experience working on the exhibition 'For the Sake of Art.'
His Excellency Sheikh Hassan bin Mohammed Al-Thani, Founder of Qatar Art Center, stated: “Qatar Art Center is a hub which offers space, providing differing and creative talents with an opportunity to engage, be supported and promote their own production. It can be perceived as an “artists’ residency”.
“The artwork here goes beyond the time in which it is completed – it communicates with modern day audiences and inspires Qatar’s communities, provoking different thoughts and perspectives.”
Speaking about the role of the students, he said:
“The curators of the exhibition are responsible for creating a narrative from the artwork, by constantly utilising the exhibition space to portray a theme or message. This is reflected with the UCL Qatar student project - the Center offered them a space to display their curation and bring to light their artistic vision. UCL Qatar students have become part of the artistic scene in Qatar, and the academic institution itself has become a partner in the artistic processes and developments here.”
Dr Catharina Hendrick, Lecturer in Museum Studies and one of the Directors of the exhibition, stated: “The exhibition project is a demanding process for all students, who must conceive, curate, market, design and install an exhibition.  The students have excelled and have worked extremely well to put on an exhibition to a high professional standard. ‘For the Sake of Art’ is a unique exhibition which gives visitors a glimpse in to the ways artists experiment, create and explore the world through art. The students and UCL Qatar look forward to welcoming you to this marvellous exhibition.” 
The exhibition will be open to the public from 26 March until 25 April at the Qatar Art Center in Al-Messila. As part of the education and community outreach programme, the team has organised a panel discussion called “Artists in Conversation” which will take place on 26 March. In addition, a series of workshops for families and teenagers will be held on 28 March and on 6, 11 and 20 April (free entry). The workshops will include art-related activities within the exhibition space hosted by exhibition team members of UCL Qatar. 
Exhibition Team Members: 
  • Issa Al-Shirawi – Project Manager 
  • Evangelia Patmali – Curatorial Team 
  • Laura Murane – Curatorial Team 
  • Hannah Reder – Interpretation Team 
  • Tahmida Afroze – Design Team
  • Elena Sementino – Design Team
  • Monira Al-Khayarin – Design Team 
  • Argyri Platsa – Education and Community Outreach Team 
  • Haya Al-Thani - Education and Community Outreach Team
  • Syeda Arman Zabi – Evaluation Team
  • Paiyu Zhang – Evaluation Team
  • Siqi Li – Marketing Team 
  • Maram Al-Qershi – Marketing Team 

Posted by : Qatar and Doha City PR Network Editorial Team
Viewed 1854 times
PR Category : Entertainment
Posted on : Tuesday, March 26, 2019  9:48:00 AM UAE local time (GMT+4)
Replication or redistribution in whole or in part is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent of
Email this article Print this article

Share this article with your friends and followers
Back to Section Home

Related Stories

Most Viewed Press Release posted in the last 7 days
Cerruti 1881' [22509-Views]
Let Your Style Roar [17983-Views]
Ink Your Lips This Summer With Artist Rouge Ink, Make Up for Ever's New Airlightlip Color [17351-Views]
Festival of Speed Celebrates Aston Martin's Racing History [14805-Views]
Sports Collection - Autumn Winter 2019 [12628-Views]
Aston Martin Valkyrie Wows Crowds on Public Debut at Silverstone [11230-Views]
Versus Mouffetard [11041-Views]
Ralph Lauren at The Championships, Wimbledon – Sunday 14th July [11000-Views]
Siemens to supply power equipment and services for 840 MW power plant in Iraq [10070-Views]
Senior Deputy Group President & CEO of QIC Group inaugurates orphan accommodation for Dreama [7077-Views]
This Week at Doha Festival City' [5941-Views]
Hakkasan Doha announces appointment of new Chef de Cuisine Chef Ho Yiek Chung [5752-Views]
Inventive, Futuristic and Daring Translucent is a Distinguished Milestone for Police. [5350-Views]
Hamish Harding, Terry Virts and Qatar Executive Smash World Circumnavigation Speed Record [4973-Views]
Bedaya organises a fashion styling workshop in collaboration with Fifty One East [4485-Views]
UCL Qatar's Museum Studies MA Programme one of two globally to receive prestigious international acc... [4010-Views]
Under the patronage of H.E., the Minister of Education and Higher Education in Qatar, Dr Mohammed Ab... [3883-Views]
Harvey Nichols and Pearl Social Host Exclusive Ladies Fashion Luncheon with Special Guest appearance... [3813-Views]
S&P Global reaffirms rating of ‘A' Outlook Stable for Qatar Insurance Company and its rated subsidia... [3792-Views]
Doha's First New Orleans Inspired Jazz House, N'awlins Opens at Marsa Malaz Kempinski [3690-Views]
RSS Facebook Twitter LinkedDin
Top Sections
Top Stories