Qatar Museums Opens Major Exhibition Showcasing Films and Video Art from Middle East, Africa, and Southeast Asia

Qatar Museums opens major exhibition "Your Ghosts Are Mine" at Venice Biennale, showcasing films and video art from the Middle East, Africa, and Asia, promoting cultural diplomacy and emerging talents.

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Qatar Museums Opens Major Exhibition Showcasing Films and Video Art from Middle East, Africa, and Southeast Asia

Qatar Museums Opens Major Exhibition Showcasing Films and Video Art from Middle East, Africa, and Southeast Asia

On April 19, 2024, Qatar Museums opened a major exhibition titled "Your Ghosts Are Mine, Expanded Cinemas, Amplified Voices" at ACP-Palazzo Franchetti in Venice, Italy. The exhibition presents films and video art from the Middle East, Africa, and Southeast Asia, and is co-organized by Doha Film Institute, Mathaf, and the future Art Mill Museum.

The exhibition features works by over 40 artists, examining themes such as deserts, ruins, borders, exile, and women's voices. It includes films supported by the Doha Film Institute as well as video works from Mathaf and the future Art Mill Museum. Artists featured in the exhibition include Faouzi Bensaidi, Jessica Beshir, Ali Cherri, and many others.

"Your Ghosts Are Mine, Expanded Cinemas, Amplified Voices" is curated by Matthieu Orléan, Majid Al-Remaihi, and Virgile Alexandre. The exhibition design is by Federico Martelli and Clément Périssé. An advisory committee including Fatma Hassan Alremaihi, Zeina Arida, and Catherine Grenier provided guidance, while project management was led by Minas Stratigos and Khalifa Al Thani.

Why this matters: This exhibition is part of Qatar's cultural diplomacy efforts and aligns with the growing global interest in films from the Middle East, Africa, and Asia. It aims to encourage understanding beyond borders and support emerging talents from the nation.

The exhibition is accompanied by film screenings and sessions that complement the themes explored in the artworks. "Your Ghosts Are Mine, Expanded Cinemas, Amplified Voices" is supported by Media City Qatar and will remain open at ACP-Palazzo Franchetti in Venice until November 24, 2024.

Key Takeaways

  • Qatar Museums opened a major exhibition in Venice, Italy on April 19, 2024.
  • The exhibition features films and video art from the Middle East, Africa, and Asia.
  • The exhibition explores themes such as deserts, ruins, borders, exile, and women's voices.
  • The exhibition is part of Qatar's cultural diplomacy efforts and supports emerging talents.
  • The exhibition will remain open at ACP-Palazzo Franchetti in Venice until November 24, 2024.