Exhibition Catalogues

Qatar Museums offers a selection of exhibition publications, recording and reflecting on past visiting artists and artworks.

Book cover of Adel Abdessemed: L’âge D’or by Pierluigi Tazzi, Angela Mengoni, Abdellah Taia and Hans Ulrich Obrist

Adel Abdessemed: L’âge D’or

Working across a wide range of media, Adel Abdessemed transforms well-known materials and imagery into charged artistic declarations.

Book cover of Etel Adnan: In All Her Dimensions by Hans Ulrich Obrist، Daniel Birnbaum, Simone Fattal and Kaelen Wilson-Goldie

Etel Adnan: In All Her Dimensions

This book on the work of the Lebanese-American visual artist, poet, playwright and essayist Etel Adnan was published to accompany the exhibition at Mathaf in 2014.

Book cover of Forever Now: Five Anecdotes from the Permanent Collection by Mathaf: Arab Museum Of Modern Art

Forever Now: Five Anecdotes from the Permanent Collection

Forever Now: Five Anecdotes from the Permanent Collection presents a selection of 57 works by five artists: Fahrelnissa Zeid, Jewad Selim, Saliba Douaihy, Salim al-Dabbagh, and Ahmed Cherkaoui.

Book cover for Marvellous Creatures: Animal Fables in Islamic Art

Marvellous Creatures: Animal Fables in Islamic Art

This book showcases the real and mythical animals from the legends and fables of the Islamic world as reflected in a range of artworks from the collection of the Museum of Islamic Art.

Book cover for Sajjil: A Century of Modern Art

Sajjil: A Century of Modern Art

A catalogue on the inaugural exhibition at Mathaf in 2010, this book presents highlights from the Museum's rich collection of works by over 100 regional artists.

Book cover of Swalif: Qatari Art Between Memory and Modernity by Mathaf: Arab Museum of Modern Art

Swalif: Qatari Art Between Memory and Modernity

Mathaf’s first publication on Qatari modern artists, Swalif presents intimate responses by 23 artists to the country's rapid transition from a traditional lifestyle.

Book cover of Tea with Nefertiti: The Making of the Artwork by the Artist, the Museum and the Public by Mathaf: Arab Museum Of Modern Art

Tea with Nefertiti: The Making of the Artwork by the Artist, the Museum and the Public

This book explores the mechanisms by which artworks come to acquire a range of meanings and functions that can embody a number of diverse narratives.

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