The powerful piece faces the sea in MIA Park, embracing the surrounding greenery and delighting spectators as they relax by the coast.
7 by Richard Serra
In Islamic culture, the number seven has spiritual significance. Richard Serra pays homage to this in this sculpture – constructed from seven steel plates.
Richard Serra was commissioned by Qatar Museums to create 7 based on the personal recommendation of I.M.Pei – the architect who built the adjacent Museum of Islamic Art.
According to Pei, he wanted an artist that would complement the museum and 'connect the aesthetic content of the museum to the possibility of building a public space for the people'.
The project took around three years to complete and was unveiled in 2011.
“ What I think is interesting about this piece is that you don’t have to know anything about art – you’re just going to get an experience that’s different from most other sculptures. Then, you can digest how or why it’s different. ”
Liam Gillick: Folded Extracted Personified
Folded Extracted Personified is a large-scale interactive work installed throughout MIA Park consisting of multiple unique "head-in-the-hole" panels.
The installation of César's Pouce in Souq Waqif continues the programme of installations by major artists at unexpected locations throughout Qatar.
MIA Park is a social place, with year-round activities, including film screenings, sports events, art workshops and more.
Qatar is home to one of the world's finest and most diverse collections of contemporary art, and Qatar Museums is at the centre of it all.
East-West/West-East by Richard Serra
International artist Richard Serra adds the astonishing East-West/West-East sculpture to the desert landscape, taking art to the people.
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