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Exhibitions in Doha: From Flour to Art and Museum’s Garden

Two Qatar exhibitions will be part of the 2022 Year of Culture in Doha. Both of them will be dedicated to The Art Mill Museum, a vast new Modern and contemporary art institution due to open in Doha in 2030.

The idea and definition of the future museum belongs to Catherine Grenier, who is the French art historian and the director of the Foundation Giacometti in Paris. The architecture is by the studio Elemental, led by the Pritzker Prize-winning architect Alejandro Aravena. The industrial flour mill site on the Corniche will be transformed to a new modern art museum and a place for contemporary creativity, which is due to open in Doha in 2030. Creative Village and a Garden designed by VOGT Landscape Architects will also be the part of the future museum. The Art Mill Museum of 2030 will house an exceptional international collection of works, dating from 1830 to the present.

“A pioneering institution in the non-Western world, will represent the modern and contemporary arts of all regions of the globe on an equal basis, engaging local and international audiences alike through multiple narratives of art history,” stated Qatar Museums.

Art Mill Museum 2030 is a preview exhibition, which is going to open on the 24th of October in two locations – the Qatar Flour Mill Warehouse and Al Najada Heritage House #15, Doha. It will be held until 30 March 2023. Visitors will be able to explore the idea of the future museum, the architectural project and the project of the signature garden. Prominent contemporary artists have been asked to create art works, films and photographs exploring the theme of converting the former flour mill into the future museum. The preview exhibition will include the art of the famous French-born artist Yasmina Benabderrahmane, François-Xavier Gbré of France, Istanbul-based Ali Kazma and the Qatar-based artists Amal Al Muftah and Shaima Al-Tamimi.

The second site is the exhibition of the Lahore-based artist Hamra Abbas at the Al Najada Heritage House #15.  It is called “Flowers: Garden of Paradise 2” and based on 17th-century fresco paintings from Wazir Khan mosque in Lahore.

To learn more and register, please visit the official website of Qatar Museums.

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