The Contemporary Art Qatar exhibition presented by Qatar Museums at Berlin’s Kraftwerk, a 7,500 sq. m former power plant, was the largest international survey of contemporary art from Qatar. “It is an important time for our country. And a wonderful moment to be able to celebrate the true friendship between Qatar and Germany,” says Sheikha Al Mayassa bint Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani, the chairwoman of Qatar Museums (QM) .
"294 works from 73 artists looking at the rapid transformation of Qatar and its society. Both Qatari citizens and artists who are based—or have produced work—in the country will be exhibited. “We are proud of the extraordinary talent of the new generation of artists emerging in Qatar, both those of Qatari nationality, but also the artists we welcome from other parts of the world,” Sheikha Al Mayassa says. Around 86% of Qatar’s population are migrants."
- From the Art Newspaper (http://bit.ly/2Bbbco7)