Swalif: Qatari Art Between Memory and Modernity

Mathaf: Arab Museum of Modern Art

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.

Language English/Arabic
Publication date 2011
ISBN Paperback 978-9992-194-11-9
Slipcase Edition I 978-9992-194-10-2

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