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Who is the face of Qatar? You

June 19, 2014 |

How would you depict a face that represents Qatar? Would it be singular, or a composite, or perhaps a mosaic? This is the question Mohammed Ismail tries to answer through the lens of his camera. Who are the faces of … Read More

Qatar Museums reveals new identity

May 18, 2014 | | 2 Comments

Qatar Museums (the erstwhile Qatar Museums Authority) has revealed its new logo and identity, a rather colourful, geometrical pattern, which is supposed to reflect its new mandate. In a press statement, they say: “QM is committed to instigating Qatar’s future … Read More

Keen on art education? Tell the QMA what interests you

January 5, 2014 |

If you are interested in art history, curating art or art as a business and would like to take short courses in these or related areas, take this survey.

Through this survey, the Qatar Museums Authority’s (QMA) Public Art Department … Read More

Dana Al Fardan to launch debut music album; describes her family as regular ‘von Trapps’

November 15, 2013 | | 3 Comments

“I come from a family of six girls… and we are all musically inclined; It was pretty much like the von Trapp family at home,” says Dana Al Fardan, in this video that introduces her debut music album.

The 28-year … Read More

Performance artist Marina Abramovic to speak in Qatar

November 5, 2013 |

She is probably the most renowned performance artist of our times, and she will be in Qatar this Thursday.

Marina Abramovic will be speaking at VCU-Q on her work, and the future of performance art. She is here, hosted … Read More

QMA is challenging you to think differently. So do.

October 15, 2013 | | 2 Comments

JustHere contributor Shabeb Al Rumaihi visits the various exhibitions around town, and urges people to go beyond religious and political rhetoric, and challenges them to think differently.

Qatar Museums Authority has flooded the city with art, from exhibitions in Museum … Read More

Damien Hirst is coming to town, and here are 10 things you should know about him

September 28, 2013 |

A landmark addition to Qatar’s burgeoning art scene is on its way. Iconic British artist, Damien Hirst, will open his first solo exhibition in the Middle East titled ‘Damien Hirst: Relics’ at the Al Riwaq exhibition space in Qatar on … Read More

Origami exhibition: Security guards turn artists at VCU-Q

September 24, 2013 |

Creativity knows no boundaries, and it seems only natural that security guards at Qatar’s leading design school would have some tricks up their sleeves as well.


Virginia Commonwealth University in Qatar is holding the ‘Trifold’ exhibition tomorrow to showcase … Read More

Rachel Gadsden: A vision beyond sight

April 1, 2013 |

Despite her visual impairment, British artist Rachel Gadsden doesn’t stop seeing the brighter side to things. JustHere talks to the dynamic visual artist who was in Doha for the Katara Arts and Disability Festival, organised by the British Council.

Artist … Read More

Exhibition Review: Hey’ya – Arab Women in Sport

March 18, 2013 |

You know that spring has truly sprung in Arabia when women from the region are participating in athletic events with vigour and a brave determination to battle any kind of societal criticism. Highlighting this is one of the goals behind … Read More

Calligraffiti, Doha-style

February 19, 2013 |

We pass by the tunnel on Salwa Road to catch a glimpse of French-Tunisian graffiti artist eL Seed at work.

The long wait for Salwa interchange to become operational may well be worth it. And the hours we will spend … Read More

Splash of colour and culture at Souq Waqif

February 19, 2013 |

The Souq Waqif Spring Festival comes to a close this Thursday. Have you been there yet? This is what you can expect there.Read More