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Visitors flock to Katara to enjoy festivals and exhibitions

Qatar: Wednesday, March 27 - 2013 @ 16:51

Other events in March included the opening of the Arts and Disability Festival and the Alighiero Boetti exhibition which were opened under the Qatar UK 2013 umbrella.

The British Council, in partnership with Ministry of Culture, Arts & Heritage presented the first ever Arts & Disability Festival in the Middle East. The festival offers an exciting programme of live performances, exhibitions, installations, films, talks and workshops. The festival features artworks created by leading British Deaf and disabled artists, their unique, artistic vision. The festival which opened earlier this month will run until 30th March.

Dr. Khalid Al Sulaiti, General Manager of Katara, commented, “The events presented this month have been met with great appreciation; it has been a pleasure to see so many people smiling and enjoying the activities. This month the events have been a wonderful blend of old and new, we celebrated Qatari heritage at the Halal Qatar festival whilst honouring diplomatic relations between Qatar and the UK with several exhibitions and events.”

“Katara is committed to educating and entertaining whilst providing a platform to upcoming artists showcasing their artistic skills and enhancing creative engagement,” he added.

The first solo exhibition in the Middle East of works by Alighiero Boetti, is curated by Ben Brown, a London based curator and Gallery owner. Born in Turin, Italy in 1940, Boetti’s works were first created in the 1960’s under the realms of Arte Povera. His work became increasingly conceptual using simple and often industrial materials. Following on from major retrospectives at Tate Modern, Reina Sofia and MoMa, this exhibition will provide an extensive look at his oeuvre, including a wide range of embroideries from Mappas to small Arazzi. The exhibition will run until 31st May 2013 at Gallery 2 and 3, Building 13, Katara.

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