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Bouthayna Al-Muftah: Echoes

Posted On: 12 July 2018 07:43 am Updated On: 31 December 2019 01:44 pm
Categories : Arts & Culture

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Mathaf: Arab Museum of Modern Art in Doha has announced the newest edition of its Project Space titled Bouthayna Al-Muftah: Echoes. On show until the 10th of September 2018, the project is an exploration of emerging artist Bouthayna Al Muftah’s ongoing research about the recollection of memories, and a reflection on the rapid social and cultural changes that have taken place in Qatar over the past few decades.

Presented by Qatar Museums (QM) under the leadership of its Chairperson, HE Sheikha Al Mayassa bint Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani, Bouthayna Al-Muftah: Echoes, evokes shared local memories and questions current local cultural practices visibly influenced by technology and a growing sense of individualism.

In order to highlight this challenging topic, the artist contextualizes the lyrical traditional game ‘tag ‘tag ‘tagya,a traditional group game played by boys and girls across the Arabian Gulf,’ and deconstructs its forms to redefine cultural narratives, offering a symbolic experience in a space in which the past and the present intersect.

Curated by Fatma Mostafawi, Curator at Mathaf, Bouthayna Al-Muftah: Echoes employs various artistic media including drawing, printmaking and installation, all coming together to archive collective memories and personal encounters as well as interrogate the relationship between traditional collective stories and contemporary artistic expression.

Bouthayna Al-Muftah is a Qatari visual artist. She received her BA from Virginia Commonwealth University School of Arts, Qatar in 2010. Upon her graduation, Al-Muftah focused her artistic practice on printmaking, typography, and drawing which evolved into multiple mixed media installations. Al-Muftah’s recent exhibitions include her participation in Contemporary Art Qatar in Berlin (2017-18), the 20, 20, 20 at Virginia Commonwealth University Qatar’s Gallery, Doha, Qatar (2017), Currents organized by EMERGEAST gallery (2017), Here, There, Al Riwaq Art Space, Doha, Qatar (2014) and the Mini Art Exhibition, Katara Visual Arts Centre, Doha, Qatar (2013).

Mathaf’s Project Space is dedicated to new tendencies in artistic production and emerging curatorial practices. It is one of several QM initiatives that push the boundaries of traditional museums and create ideal environments for knowledge production, dialogue and creativity. For more information, please visit: http://www.mathaf.org.qa/en/

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