When we talk about Qatarnot everything refers to soccerWell, this country, although it was formed
relatively few years ago
is loaded with culture and traditionwhich contrasts with his architecturealmost futuristic, where we can find on the streets public art works in Qatarscattered in the open spaces of which it will be venue of the 2022 World Cup.
These pieces They have been created by artists from all over the world, with different meanings and intentions, but all of them, without a doubt, impressive and attractive, which adorn the pavement in key areas, which also signify another tourist experiencewhere you can also experience the
and Qatari tradition.
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We list some of the most important works of public art in Qatarwith this guide divided by zones, with the idea of locating the surroundings, in case you have the opportunity to know this
This is a collection of various murals about Dohaproduced by various artists, who tell their own story in the lines printed on these walls in places like the old fire stationthe park Al-Abrajthe area of Al-Asmakhthe crossroads of the city of doha festivalthe crossing of Alkhorthe park of the post Officethe park 5/6the overpass 5/6the metro station of the National Library of Qatar and the fuel station Woqod in Fereej Kulaib.
These 14 meter high steel plates were placed by the artist Richard Serralocated among the limestone rock formations on the outskirts of Zekreet. These monoliths represent isolation and the passage of time.
is public artwork receives anyone who visits the area duty free in the Hamad International Airportwho will witness a 7-meter yellow teddy bear, sculpted from bronze, sitting under a giant lamp.
One of the best known sculptures in Qatar it is maman (Mom in French), a work of marble, stainless steel and bronze, where Louise Bourgeois represents the meaning of motherhood in the form of a giant spiderwhich you can witness in the Qatar National Convention Center.
If you visit the katara cultural village You will find these enormous heads, sculpted from typical Indian kitchen instruments, which form a gas mask in one of them, in the other, a soldier’s helmet and in the last one, a terrorist’s hood, since the intention of the artist Subodh Gupta is to represent the three monkeys from the metaphor of Gandhiwho “see no evil, hear no evil, and speak no evil”.
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This installation measures almost 25 meters and is located in the Park of the Museum of Islamic Artand it is a tribute to the artist Richard Serra to the spiritual meaning of number 7 on the islamic culture.
This installation is an artistic interpretation that represents the path of travelers and was sculpted by the artist othoniellocated in the Hamad International Airport.
This fun installation consists of 8 sculptures of oryxes, which are a kind of antelope with the appearance of a horse, and are also the national animal of qatarcreated by tom clausen for him Hamad International Airport.
Sarah Lucas carved to Percivala life-size horse made of bronze and is a tribute to British culture, located in Aspire Park.
In the Sidra Medical and Research Center you will find 14 bronze sculptures that illustrate the development of a fetus, generated by Damien Hirst.
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This series of bronze sculptures show huge hands reaching for the sky. This work is located in the Lusail multipurpose room and was created by Ahmed El Bahrani.
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Located in the Katara Amphitheaterwe find a huge bronze sculpture by Lawrence Quinnwhich represents the Mother Nature.
tony smith receives us at the entrance of the Doha Convention and Exhibition Center with Smokecomposed of giant abstract geometric shapes.
Also located in the Hamad International Airportthe desert horse of Ali Hassan Al Jaber captures the flow of movement and the spirit of the journey.
Cesar Baldaccini sculpted this giant bronze thumb, which reflects light from souq waqifmaking a powerful contrast to the very traditional scenes of this market.
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Another piece found in the Hamad International Airportconsisting of two sculptures representing flight.
This beautiful carousel was created by Al-Azzawi Day and has 40 seats in the shape of animals inspired by the collection of the Islamic Art Museum.
do not hesitate to know each of these works, which you will know where to locate thanks to this guide to public art in Qatar.
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