M F Husain: Horses of the Sun (Doha: Mathaf, Arab Museum of Modern Art/ Milan: Silvana Editoriale, 2020).

Release of Mathaf Publication, M F Husain: Horses of the Sun, edited by Ranjit Hoskote  (Online)


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The Mathaf publication, M F Husain: Horses of the Sun (2020) is the expanded publication of the exhibition, M. F. Husain: Horses of the Sun, presented at Mathaf in March 2019. Abdellah Karroum, Director of Mathaf, will introduce the evening and speak about the 2019 M F Husain exhibition, placing it in the context of Mathaf’s curatorial programme and vision. This will be followed by a talk by Ranjit Hoskote, curator of the exhibition and editor of the volume, on M F Husain, his art and its multiple contexts.

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Creative Conversation for Artists (Online)

13 October 2020 from  6:00 until 8:00 pm 

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Creative Conversation for Artists invites emerging and established practicing artists to present and debate new projects and conceptual ideas to the wide creative community of artists and curators in Doha.  

Mathaf Art Programs invites you to join the next Creative Conversation for Artists with artists Muna Al-Badr and Masoud Al-Bulushi on 13 October, online, Artists will have the chance to engage an open dialogue about recent experimentation and lines inquiry in their work, as well as discussing the challenges faced in the creative process and development of conceptual thinking.

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Photo: Mohan Samant, 'Medusa on the Moon' (mixed media, 1988).
Image courtesy: Estate of the Artist 

Mathaf Talk, Open Questions, by Ranjit Hoskote 

Saturday 27 February 2021 from 5pm (Doha Time – Online)

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Join us online for Mathaf Talk: Open Questions by Ranjit Hoskote on ‘How are Canons Formed?’ with reference to the processes of canon-formation in Indian modernism. 

This talk will take place over Zoom and will be in English with simultaneous Arabic translation.

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Artist Encounters with artist Omar Al-Shahabi 

28 February, 1, 2, and 3 March 2021 from 4 to 7pm (limited seats)  

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Join artist Omar Al-Shahabi in a 4 day workshop at Mathaf to learn the techniques of book making inspired by Mathaf’s collection and to understand the production, design and concept of making an artistic book and the materials used to produce it. 

The workshop is in Arabic 

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YTO Closing Slide

Yto Barrada in conversation with Laura Barlow 

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 29, 2020 FROM 6:00 PM (DOHA TIME - ONLINE)  Register Here

Join Yto Barrada in conversation with exhibition curator Laura Barlow in a public event marking the closure of Barrada’s solo exhibition, My Very Educated Mother Just Served Us Nougat at Mathaf: Arab Museum of Modern Art, Doha, Qatar from 2 August – 30 November 2020, and celebrates the publication of the exhibition catalogue, both curated and edited by Laura Barlow.

The event will be held in English and simultaneous Arabic translation will be provided.

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