Under the visionary guidance of Qatar Museums’ Chairperson, Her Excellency Sheikha Al Mayassa bint Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani, Qatar Museums (QM) is proud to present a range of seven dynamic and exciting exhibitions opening throughout the year in Qatar and China, providing new experiences of art, culture and heritage for everyone to enjoy.

Da Mission of DestructionOne such exhibition is a world-class retrospective showcase by Iraqi artist Dia Al-Azzawi, which will be truly unique in that it will be open to the public in two venues at the same time – Mathaf: Arab Museum of Modern Art, and the QM Gallery Al Riwaq. QM will present a monograph of one of the most renowned modern artists of the Arab world: Dia Al-Azzawi. The exhibition, showcasing over 350 works across fifty years and a range of media, aims at mapping an itinerary of modernism and profiles the practice of the Iraqi artist.

DA Folklore Mythology 1966The retrospective is organised into two parts, with each one tracing a trajectory of the artist’s practice: one charting the relation between image and text in Azzawi’s work, and the other following the artist’s engagement with the key moments in the political history of modern Iraq and the Arab world. Curated by Catherine David, the exhibition is scheduled to open October 16 at Mathaf and October 17 at Al Riwaq. ✤

GO: Visit www.qm.org.qa for more information.