Join us as we discuss the thin line between art and design and how they are different yet mistaken as similar. Our speakers will each share their unique perspective, experiences, and insights from both the art and design world.
The discussion will feature Hadeer Omar, Maryam Al-Homaid, Rab McClure, and will be moderated by Abdulrahman Al Muftah.
Hadeer Omar is a time-based media artist, designer, and educator. Her work spans immersive media, photography, and film as a means of storytelling; where she observes her surroundings and documents the processes. She was an artist in residence at the Fire Station, 2019-20.
Maryam is an interdisciplinary artist. Her work is influenced by her experiences in witnessing substantial economic and social changes in Qatar, such as lifestyles, language, behaviours, technology, and architecture. Rather than dwelling on nostalgia for the past, her work embraces the evolution of these memories over time. She was an artist in residence at the Fire Station, 2015-17.
Rab McClure is a licensed architect, a certified interior designer, and the Director of Graduate Studies at VCUarts Qatar. His work investigates form, light, space, material, memory, and imagination.
Abdulrahman Al Muftah is a designer inspired by art, culture, and nature. His work reflects on a deeper connection between human emotions and design as well as linking his designs with Qatari Culture. He was an artist in residence at the Fire Station, 2022-23.
This panel discussion is part of the public programme series in conjunction with The Present: The Future of the Past exhibition at the Fire Station: Artists in Residence.
*Image Credit by Phillipe Starck via DesignWanted.