The puppeteer: Wael Shawky’s ‘Cabaret Crusades’ and other stories at the Mathaf and MoMA PS1


Egyptian artist Wael Shawky opens up a dialogue on religion and history with two major exhibitions in the Arab and Western worlds, on view at Mathaf and MoMA PS1 this summer.

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Mathaf launches permanent exhibition of Arab art


Doha’s The Mathaf: Arab Museum of Modern Art inaugurated its permanent collection comprising 8000 Arab modern and contemporary art.

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Public artworks unveiled at new international airport in Qatar


Qatar Museum Authority (QMA), along with the New Doha International Airport (NDIA), has recently revealed a number of remarkable public artworks to be found within and around the new airport’s grounds.

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Qatar announces new artist residence centre amid booming cultural infrastructure


The Qatar Museums Authority (QMA) announced on 5 March 2014 that the former Civil Defence headquarters will soon re-open, housing the programme “Fire Station: Artists in Residence”, which will provide learning and networking opportunities to regional artists.

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Qatar Cézanne purchase points to building of art “museum empire”?


The royal family of Qatar recently purchased Cézanne’s The Card Players for more than USD250 million, the most expensive art acquisition in history.

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Art Dubai’s Global Art Forum 2012 adds days and cities to schedule – event alert


Returning for a sixth year as part of the Art Dubai contemporary art fair, the Global Arts Forum 2012 will expand to six days and spread to two cities.

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Qatar top contemporary art buyer internationally, reports Art Newspaper


According to an article published in The Art Newspaper, Qatar (and the Qatari Royal family) is the world’s biggest buyer of modern and contemporary art today.

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