THE WINNERS: LUC TUYMANS CHALLENGE
As a part of Tuymans' Intolerance exhibition, Qatar’s creative community were challenged to express their views of world events though art.
Luc Tuymans personally selected five artworks from hundreds of submissions, that were inspired by media-driven images of moments in history that have affected the world and how we perceive it today.
You can see the winning artworks at Qatar Museums Gallery ALRIWAQ.
Title: The War Against Terror?
"9:11 was a game-changer for the United States of America. While the world knew that it had paid a price for its own international policies, the US had other plans. It used the 9:11 as an excellent excuse and marketing tool to interfere in the internal affairs of the rest of the world. The big idea was to sell its arms and ammunition to the rest of the world, especially to the Middle Eastern countries for its oil and gas. So the real question is: Is this a war against terror?"
Artist: Maryam Nasser
Title: Martyrs / Witnesses 2147
"Inspired by the war in Gaza 2014, this painting pays its respects to the 2,147 who died in 50 days. According to a report from the Euro-Mediterranean Observatory for Human Rights, of the 2147, 530 were children and 302 were women. 145 Palestinian families that were in the area, lost 3 members or more from their families. On the 8th of June, the Israeli army began a raid and started a massacre in the Gaza Strip through a tirade bombing aircraft. Despite the magnitude of the tragedy, the world has not acted and been silent about the pain of people in Gaza. This painting is the embodiment of this disaster. Let us not forget the people of Palestine."
Qatar Museums would like to thank all entrants and congratulates the selected artists for participating in the Luc Tuymans Challenge.
Luc Tuymans: Intolerance will be on show at Qatar Museums Gallery ALRIWAQ until 31 January.