Public Art Talks: Shezad Dawood, Shilpa Gupta, Jumana Manna, Ahmet Öğüt, Monira Al Qadiri, and Tomas Saraceno in conversation

Monday, November 25, 2019

Please join artists Shezad Dawood, Shilpa Gupta, Jumana Manna, Ahmet Öğüt, Monira Al Qadiri, and Tomas Saraceno for a conversation and debate on art in Public Space, moderated by Curator Laura Barlow. The event is introduced by Abdulrahman Al Ishaq, Head of Public Art, Qatar Museums and takes place as part of the ongoing series ‘Public Art Talks’.

Shezad Dawood works across the disciplines of film, performance, painting, neon, sculpture and virtual reality to ask key questions of narrative, history and embodiment. Dawood lives and works in London.

Shilpa Gupta practice of photography, video, installations, performance explores the relationship between politics, culture and prescribed notions of identity. Gupta lives and works in Mumbai.

Jumana Manna works primarily with film and sculpture, exploring how power is articulated through relationships. These works are interested in the body and materiality in relation to narratives of nationalism and histories of place. Manna was raised in Jerusalem and is currently based in Berlin.

Ahmet Öğüt’s works raise questions around cultural identity and memory. Characterized by irony, humor and everyday life, his works reference the challenges of socio-political systems. Born in Turkey, Ogut lives and works in Amsterdam and Berlin.

Monira Al Qadiri is a Kuwaiti visual artist born in Senegal and educated in Japan. Her work explores unconventional gender identities, petro-cultures and their possible futures, as well as the legacies of corruption.

Tomas Saraceno is a multidisciplinary artist informed by the worlds of art, architecture, natural sciences, astrophysics and engineering. Born in Argentina, Saraceno lives and works in and beyond planet Earth.

Location: Fire Station, Cinema
Opening: 25 Nov 2019 at 7pm