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. This beautifully illustrated volume contextualises more than four decades of art production in Qatar with a recent selection of works from the Mathaf collection. Swalif is an Arabic word suggesting friendly, informal conversations and stories; through this publication, readers are invited to explore the relationships between modernity and memory with artworks that reflect on particular moments in Qatar’s art history.
Publication date 2011
ISBN Paperback 978-9992-194-11-9
Slipcase Edition I 978-9992-194-10-2