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Published on : Wednesday, January 27, 2016
Qatar Museums (QM), under the patronage of its Chairperson, Her Excellency Sheikha Al Mayassa bint Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani, and Hamad International Airport (HIA) are proud to announce the unveiling of a number of new public art installations by both Qatari and international artists at the airport.
QM has installed two new permanent pieces which are now on display for passengers and visitors to enjoy at the airport: “Arctic Nurseries of El Dorado” by British artist Marc Quinn, and “Untitled” by Italian artist Rudolf Stingel. In addition, an unconventional sculpture of the iconic desert horse by acclaimed Qatari artist Ali Hassan is set to be installed in HIA in the first quarter of 2016, Hassan’s third piece to go on show at the airport.
The new pieces will join the growing collection of sculptures and images by Qatari and international artists at the airport, including works by four Qatari artists: Amal Al Raban, Ali Hassan, Mubarak Al Malik and Salman Al Malik, in the Oryx and Al Maha lounges. A number of further artworks are also planned for installation at the airport in the coming weeks and months. This makes HIA a space where art and architecture combine to create an immersive visual environment, which provides a unique experience for the passengers and visitors at HIA.Engr. Badr Mohammed Al Meer, Chief Operating Officer at HIA said:
“HIA prides itself for being an innovative exhibition space. Art is an integral part of HIA, having been designed to house permanent and temporary exhibitions. Passengers are exposed to a diverse set of artistic media including paintings, sculpture, electronic and interactive installations. Our airport terminal is a public space that welcomes millions of people every year and is therefore an ideal space to interact with art. The exposure that such a venue gives artists, especially budding Qatari artists, is exceptional.”
Source:-Hamad International Airport