Two immersive exhibitions continuing at National Museum of Qatar
22 Apr 2022Events National Museum of Qatar
Two remarkable and captivating exhibitions which take you on a self-discovery journey and give a glimpse of the country’s upcoming car museum are still ongoing at the National Museum of Qatar (NMoQ).
The exhibitions "Your Brain to Me, My Brain to You" by internationally famous Swiss artist Pipilotti Rist and A Sneak Peek at Qatar Auto Museum Project will run until December 20 and January 20, 2023, respectively. Both are free of charge but to be booked on the NmoQ website for the first exhibit only.
“Your Brain to Me, My Brain to You” is Rist’s first video installation in the Middle East in which visitors will embark on a journey of self-discovery through a multi-sensory experience that inspires introspection and awe. NMoQ partnered with the Ministry of Public Health and Hamad Medical Corporation to organize the event that spotlights the importance of mental health.
Rist's "pixel forest," which consisted of 12,000 LED lights stretched on wires across the gallery, is the first section of the show. These represent neurons that constantly fire and communicate with each other. The pulsing resin-encased bulbs are programmed in coordination with a soundscape that features abstract footage of Qatar’s landscape.
Presently, at Mawater Gallery at NMoQ, it boasts three iconic vintage cars from Qatar Museums’ collection. QAM brings the country’s car community under one roof and one mission: to drive culture forward and to inspire the next generation of innovators, designers, engineers, collector, and policymakers through a shared passion for cars.
The indoor display features three iconic vintage cars which are 1936 Ferrari 250 GTO Berlinetta, considered the greatest Ferrari ever made and one of the most valuable of all collector cars; 1936 Pontiac Plexiglass Deluxe Six “Ghost Car,” which is the first transparent car built in America; and the 1949 Delahaye 175 S Roadster described as a moving sculpture and one of the most outstanding and grandiose post-war coachbuilt cars in existence.
QAM Acting Director, Dr. Alkindi Aljawabra said, “What we are displaying here is the concept design which is the second stage of the project. This year, we will finalize the design of the museum. QAM will bring science and technology and cars altogether in one place.”
Source: Peninsula Qatar