Qatar Museums (QM) has announced the details of #QatarCreates, an extensive programme of workshops and panel talks organised to celebrate the inauguration of the highly anticipated National Museum of Qatar (NMoQ).
The QatarCreates: Talks series of panel discussions will take place from March 25 to 29, featuring a roster of leading cultural figures from Qatar, its region and around the world.
Virginia Commonwealth University School of the Arts Qatar will host a panel discussion on March 25 from 4pm to 5.30pm about how art schools have changed in the past decades and what the future of art education might look like.
The panel will be moderated by QM’s director of Education Dr Jelena Trkulja. Speakers in the programme, “From the Art School to the Art World: Preparing a New Generation of Artists, Designers and Art Professionals for the Future,” will include the Virginia Commonwealth University’s School of the Arts dean Shawn Brixey, the Yale University School of Art dean and Professor of Art Marta Kuzma, the Rhode Island School of Design president Rosanne Somerson, and British furniture designer and manufacturer, David Linley, The Earl of Snowdon.
“Public Art & Cultural Heritage,” at 5pm to 6.30pm at the Fire Station, will be moderated by Tom Eccles, executive director for the Centre for Curatorial Studies at Bard College.
The panel will feature QM’s head of Public Art Abdulrahman al-Ishaq, British artist Liam Gillick, whose new work Folded Extracted Personified has just been installed in MIA Park; French artist Jean-Michel Othoniel; and Raqs Media Collective member Shuddhabrata Sengupta.
On March 26 at 11am, Mathaf: Arab Museum of Modern Art will host a panel discussion on “Museums of Modern Art—Current Trends, East and West,” focusing on aspects of curatorial practice, programming, and socio-political engagement.
Moderated by ArtReview editor-in-chief Mark Rappolt, the panel will feature Mathaf director Abdellah Karroum, Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) director Michael Govan, the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York’s director Adam Weinberg, Raqs Media Collective member Monica Narula, and the Moscow Museum of Modern Art executive director Vasili Tsereteli.
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