The three-month-long Ektashif Al Andalus (Discover Andalusia) exhibition at the Museum of Islamic Art (MIA) will come to an end tomorrow, December 30. Ten Qatari artists who visited Spain earlier this year as part of the yearly 'Ektashif' project, a partnership between the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Museum of Islamic Art, have their works on display at this public exhibition.
These contemporary artists, Fai Abdullah Al Buainain, Kholoud Al Dosari, Fatma Al Malki, Ghada Al Suwaidi, Rowda Al Suwaidi, Khalid AlJanahi, Jaber Henzab, Malak Khalid, Noora Melhem, and Ahmed Nooh, are inspired by the historical sites and traditional Islamic art techniques of Spain and offer visitors a unique perspective on the world of Andalusian arts and architecture.
"Ektashif Al Andalus" is a video record of their cultural tour of important historical locations in Granada and Cordoba, including the Madinat al-Zahra ruins, Patio de los Perfumes, and the Alhambra Palace. They also went to the Casa Arabe to take part in a linocut printmaking course and the Al Aire Institute of Art, where they studied engraving, egg tempera painting, and gilding on gypsum.
The MIA Atrium is home to the art installation, which is open from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Get your free entry ticket now to see the permanent art collection and all other current shows at the museum.