Creative works celebrating Qatari traditions during and after the World Cup

Al Safina.. is adjacent to Al Janoub Stadium and tells the connection between “Hall Al Wakra” and the sea

Al-Aqal… a sign of respect and appreciation for all those who contributed to the rise of Qatar

The glutton.. is an addition to the public art scene in Lusail

The art program includes more than 80 works of art by local and international talents

“Marma”.. 10 international works of art decorate the streets of Doha

A number of Qatari and international plastic artists have devoted their talents to decorating many landmarks, tourist facilities and sites in Qatar, through works of art that express the Qatari identity and cultural diversity within the activities associated with the FIFA World Cup that is being held by Doha. was presented and included many landmarks. and locations, starting with Hamad International Airport to every neighborhood in the country. These works vary in size and form, and cover a wide range of subjects, reinforcing Qatar Museums’ mission to bring art closer to the public, encourage them to participate in it, celebrate the country’s heritage and the to embrace cultures of others.

When you reach the side of Al Janoub Stadium in the city of Al Wakrah, you see the “ship” sculpture made of wood and concrete, and it deals with themes of history, place and people, and it is built according to the characteristics of traditional shipbuilding in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries.
Contemporary Qatari artist Faraj Daham (b. 1956) draws inspiration from the petroglyphs found in the primitive part of Jabal Al-Jassasiya, located on the eastern coast of Qatar. These inscriptions contain references to maritime trade, which the artist used in his artwork, emphasizing the importance of the Arabian Gulf in trade, transport, fishing and pearl diving. The “Skip” sculpture, on display at the Al Janoub Stadium in the coastal city of Al Wakrah, appears to be sailing south, drawing that connection between man and the sea.

Modern Doha Games
The “Modern Doha Games” is a new work inspired by the buildings of modern Qatari architecture, which the British artist of Pakistani origin, Shezad Daoud, has reconfigured as playing figures in the museum’s garden. These buildings are: the Ministry of Information Complex, Qatar National Theatre, Doha Sheraton Hotel, Qatar University, Qatar Post Office, Gulf Hotel and Dar Al Kutub, where the artist transformed miniature buildings into games reminiscent of the architectural designs of these buildings that have ‘ played an important role in the country and represented an addition to the scene since the early seventies.
Dawood’s work, as well as a forthcoming publication, highlights important elements of the architectural and social history of Qatar, and the project documents the communities’ impressions of their architectural environment and the personal stories associated with it. With new architectural projects rapidly developing in contemporary Qatar, the Doha Modern Games simultaneously demonstrates the need to archive, preserve and protect the history of the past, and celebrate the unique beauty of these six architectural structures through children, park-goers and inviting art lovers. to explore through play what modernity looks like.

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Qatari artist Shouq Al-Manea has completed a headband sculpture in the Lusail Marina Walk.
The varying heights in the design of this work of art, which has won the admiration of the public, symbolizes the different generations that have withstood the challenges, and it is part of Qatar Museums’ programs for public art, which has contributed to the spread of culture on a large scale in the streets of Doha, and its various facilities, as “it involves beauty and creativity. Qatar Museums periodically unveils a collection of installation works of public art by international and local artists, as part of its ongoing initiative to nurture a thriving cultural scene.
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The “Graham” sculpture in Lusail City is seen as an addition to the art scene in important places in Qatar. This work embodies the whale shark, an endangered marine species that takes the marine environment in Qatar as its home, as Qatari waters have one of the largest concentrations of whale sharks in the world. .
The aluminum artwork, by world-renowned artist Marco Palis, is 30 meters long and hangs 20 meters between the four towers of Lusail Plaza. Designed by the architectural firm Foster Partners, owned by Sir Norman Foster, the artwork contributes to the promotion of The state raises awareness of the protection of endangered marine species, and educates the public about the danger that threatens these rare marine resources, which the confirms the state’s constant interest in the marine environment in Qatar, and its ongoing efforts to protect it and preserve its natural environment.
Qatar’s warm, clean waters are home to one of the last whale shark colonies on the planet, and are part of Qatar’s unique marine life ecosystem.
Seeds.. Earring
Among the artworks that represent a qualitative addition to the public art scene in Qatar is the anthropomorphic “Oring tree seeds” model by Qatari artist Mohammed Al-Ateeq in the post office garden, symbolizing the good human core that grows and continues through generations. Bronze materials were used in the work, and the focus was on the flexibility of the model and its elasticity for use by the public and aligning it with technology.

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In turn, the Qatar Tourism Authority sponsored 10 works of art in the form of the football goal, which decorate a group of landmarks and sites in Qatar, as part of the activities accompanying the Qatar World Cup 2022, where one or two artists participated. in every artwork of the “Qatar goal”. While the lists of two goals were designed by artists from Qatar, the other eight lists were designed by artists from the countries that previously won the tournament, namely England, France, Spain, Italy, Germany, Argentina, Uruguay and Brazil.
The artworks draw inspiration from national features of the country each artist belongs to, as well as features of the rich cultural heritage of the State of Qatar, demonstrating the important role that football can play in bringing together cultures from around the world.
Highlight the sights
The Qatar Tourism Authority was keen to highlight our tourist attractions through distinguished creative works presented by a group of Qatari and international artists. Ghada Al-Suwaidi designed the “Qatar Goal”, which represents Qatar, while Abdulaziz Youssef created the “Qatar Goal”, which welcomes all countries participating in the tournament. Moreover, the Argentine and French goals were accompanied by a Qatari touch. Argentina’s goal is crowned, while artist Mariam Faraj Al-Suwaidi created the sails of the metal boat that adorns the French goal.
The design of the artist, Ghada Al-Suwaidi, revolves around the idea of ​​nostalgia for the past, and nostalgia for traditional architecture in Qatar, especially in Souq Waqif, which does not change at all despite the continuous modernization that the country has witnessed . As well as nostalgia for the football game in childhood, running barefoot in the backyard, and using doors and entrances as targets.
These works of art were inspired by the common desire among travelers from around the world to live and share travel experiences, and visitors to Qatar can now take their photos amidst carefully created backdrops and share their photos in front of “Qatar Goal” while enjoying a group enjoys some of the most beautiful sights and landmarks in the country.
Visitors can find the England goal, designed by Hugo Dalton, in the Marina Promenade in Lusail, while the Germany goal, designed by KFF, is displayed on West Bay Beach, while the Spain goal, designed by Jordi Gil Fernandez, can be found. in the Inland Sea Reserve, while Italy’s goal, designed by Ali Giorgini, is located in the Katara Cultural District. France’s goal, designed by Guillaume Rosset and Maryam Faraj Al Suwaidi, is on display at The Pearl Island.

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