The series included fashion shows, exhibitions and panel talks, with leading cultural figures and artists from Qatar and around the world taking part. This session, titled The Art of Engagement, sought to examine how artists engage with the public, how best to define the relationship between artist and audience, and what role audience perception has in an artwork’s lifespan.
To celebrate the inauguration of the National Museum of Qatar in 2019, Qatar Museums launched Qatar Creates, a weeklong series of community events and programmes celebrating art, fashion, design, culture and architecture.
The panel was moderated by curator Tom Eccles, a public art advisor at Qatar Museums and the executive director for the center for Curatorial Studies at Bard College. Revered artists Olafur Eliasson, Jeff Koons, Doug Aitken, Philippe Parreno and our very own local ‘ARToonist’ Ghada Al Khater also took part, alongside renowned art collector and patron, Maja Hoffmann.
Qatar Creates 2022 Events
Curated tour of M7
Curated tour of Qatar Preparatory School
Curated Tour of Fire Station: Artist in Residence
Curated Tour of Culture Pass Club
Curated tour of Liwan Design Studios and Labs
Storytelling through Regenerative Design: Exploring Our Relationship with Materiality