Qatar Museums celebrates Handball World Championships with new public art pieces
Qatar Museums unveiled three new artworks especially commissioned to celebrate the 24th Men’s Handball World Championships in Doha. Thanks to collaboration between Qatar Museums and the Qatar 2015 Organizing Committee, the artworks are installed at the Lusail multipurpose hall as part of an ongoing public art programme designed to bring culture to the streets of Doha.
The pieces include two murals created by the Qatari artist Mohammed Al Nasif, inspired by different elements of Qatari culture and the country’s development and progress.
The second artwork is a large bronze sculpture entitled “The Challenge 2015”, and was produced in just five months by the noted Iraqi artist Ahmed Al Bahrani.
The third artwork is a “calligraffiti” piece by the renowned Tunisian artist El Seed who blends traditional Arabic calligraphy with contemporary street art, the work include poetry quotes by Sheikh Jassem Bin Mohammed Bin Thani the Founder of Qatar. This is his second project in Qatar. His first, in 2013, involved painting four underground tunnels on Salwa Road with artistic graffiti themes and quotes focusing on themes of identity, education, history and several other aspects of life in Doha.