#QatarCreates to showcase creative minds from March 25

A museum installation by internationally renowned Swiss artist Pipilotti Rist.

Doha: Creative industry leaders and pioneers in Qatar and around the world will gather in Doha from March 25-31 for the latest edition of #QatarCreates – a vibrant national movement that promotes and celebrates the diversity of the cultural scene in the Qatar and stimulates the creative economy through exchange, dialogue and collaboration in the fields of art, architecture, fashion, design and digital culture.

M7, the creative hub of Msheireb Downtown Doha, will serve as the epicenter of #QatarCreates programming.

HE Sheikha Al Mayassa Bint Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani, President of Qatar Museums, said: “We are delighted that #QatarCreates is headquartered at M7, where creativity, design and collaboration are celebrated all year round by Qatar’s thriving arts community. We hope these #QatarCreates activities will not only inspire and support innovators, both locally and globally, but will be enjoyed by the public and all who visit Qatar in the weeks and months to come. #QatarCreates is about showcasing the best of Qatar to the world and inviting the world’s best to share their work with Qatar. This mutual exchange lays the foundation for a stronger and more sustainable cultural infrastructure for future generations.

#QatarCreates serves to globalize the local and localize the global; create local opportunities for capacity development and knowledge transfer; supporting the growth of Qatar’s creative economy; and improve the audience experience. For the first time, #QatarCreates will host two editions in one year – in March and October 2022.

The week-long #QatarCreates celebration in March will coincide with the 20th edition of the Doha Forum and the Africa Business Forum, where thought leaders and policy makers will engage in constructive debate and explore solutions to some of the world’s most pressing problems.

#QatarCreates includes a full slate of events, new cultural offerings and dialogue, with the official opening of 3-2-1 Qatar and the Olympic Sports Museum at Khalifa Stadium on March 31 taking center stage. 3-2-1, which will become the newest member of the Olympic Museums Network, is one of the world’s largest and most innovative and technologically advanced museums dedicated to sport.

Designed by Spanish architect Joan Sibina, the museum demonstrates Qatar’s commitment to building a healthier and more active population, a key part of the Qatar National Vision 2030.

The museum features unique exhibits and a remarkable collection that highlight the role of sport in cultural development by exploring the history and contemporary significance of the Olympic Games, the stories of sporting heroes from around the world, as well as the inspirational development sports in Qatar.

The collection also examines the massive impact Qatar’s sporting mega-events have had over the past few decades. Along with the opening of the 3-2-1 Qatar Olympic and Sports Museum, highlights of this edition of #QatarCreates include Liwan Design Studios and Labs, RoGUILTLESSPLASTIC exhibition.

New exhibitions on display at the National Museum of Qatar (NMoQ) include Your Brain You, My Brain Me, from March 21 to December 20, 2022.
The first museum installation in the Middle East by internationally acclaimed Swiss artist Pipilotti Rist is a large-scale, immersive video installation inviting visitors to embark on a journey of self-discovery through a multi-sensory experience that inspires introspection and admiration. Starting March 29, NMoQ will present a car exhibition showcasing Qatar’s historic and custom car collections.

As part of #QatarCreates, the public is invited to participate in several tours, workshops and discussions organized across Doha.

These include a series of mini-workshops at M7’s cutting studios on March 26 where attendees can reuse their unwanted clothes, a Merchandise Meet & Greet will also be held with Temsa7 & RealSelf.

An RO Plastic Prize information session will be held at M7, during which attendees can learn more about the international award and admission requirements and the Tasweer lecture at M7 Sky Theater.

The Daradasha Empowering Communities in the Creative Industries roundtable on March 29 invites the public to contribute to a discussion on the role of Qatar’s creative hubs in achieving the nation’s goals.

In addition, Qatar Museums Culture Pass organizes guided tours of M7, Qatar Preparatory School (QPS), Fire Station, CP Club and Liwan Design Studios and Laboratories as part of its Marchitecture annual program which invites members of Culture Pass Plus and Culture Pass Family. to explore the striking architectural wonders of Qatar throughout the month of March.

Qatar Airways is the official airline partner of #QatarCreates.

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