Exhibitions

Mathaf Collection: SUMMARY PART 2 is accessible to the public. Visitors are required to reserve tickets in advance. Find out more

Temporary Exhibitions

Coming soon 

Chaos+Repair=Universe, 2014. Mirror fragments, metal wires. Approx. 60 cm (diameter). Installation view "Sacrifice and Harmony", MMK Museum für Moderne Kunst, Frankfurt/Main, 2016. Courtesy the artist, and Galleria Continua.  Private Collection.  Photo: Axel Schneider 

Kader Attia: On Silence 

Mathaf: Arab Museum of Modern Art, Doha, Qatar

Kader Attia: On Silence is a major solo exhibition dedicated to the work of the artist over the last two decades, curated by Abdellah Karroum, Director of Mathaf, with Assistant Curator Lina Ramadan. The exhibition will feature a wide range of work across all media and include site-specific installations, sculptures, collages, drawings, video, and photography. On Silence explores themes of postcolonial trauma and the ensuing decades of psychiatric ‘repair’ at the social and individual level. The artist’s intention and curatorial approach is to provoke the viewer’s emotional and physical experience while encountering works placed at various levels in the museum galleries, seen from above, from underneath, and from within but rarely straight on. There will be two important commissions featured in connection with Doha. 

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International Collaborations

Image: Farid Belkahia Inventaire 1961 Oil on Canvas 90 x 159,70 cm Mathaf: Arab Museum of Modern Art, Doha © ADAGP, Paris, 2021 Courtesy Mathaf: Arab Museum of Modern Art, Doha 

Farid Belkahia 

10 FEB - 21 JUN 2021, 11H - 21H, EVERY DAYS EXCEPT TUESDAYS "Event postponed"

(CENTRE POMPIDOU IS TEMPORARILY CLOSED)

GALERIE D'ART GRAPHIQUE - CENTRE POMPIDOU, PARIS, FRANCE 

In collaboration with the Centre Pompidou Paris and the Farid Belkahia Foundation in Marrakech, Mathaf: Arab Museum of Modern Arts invites you to attend this exhibition devoted to Farid Belkahia (1934-2014, Marrakech) - today considered to be one of the founders of Moroccan artistic modernity and, more broadly, Arab. 

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Image: Mohamed Melehi, IBM, 1962, Acrylic on canvas 
152 x 130 cm. Mathaf: Arab Museum of Modern Art – Qatar Museums and Qatar Foundation 

Moroccan Trilogy 1950-2020

31 MARCH – 27 SEPTEMBER 2021   

SABATINI BUILDING - MUSEO NACIONAL CENTRO DE ARTE REINA SOFÍA, MADRID, SPAIN  

Curated by:  Manuel Borja-Villel and Abdellah Karroum  

In collaboration with the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía - Madrid, Spain.  In collaboration with the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía - Madrid, Spain, Moroccan Trilogy 1950 - 2020 looks at modern and contemporary art and culture in Morocco’s major in urban centres including Tangier, Tetouan and Casablanca, from the immediate post-independence period of the 1950s to the pre-revolutions era of the new millennia.

Through artwork, archives, and publications, this exhibition provides a new expanded framework for reading art histories in Morocco that is non-linear, transnational, and political.

 

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The Visual Arts Studies Third Annual Conference, 2020-2021

co-organised by Doha Institute for Graduate Studies and Mathaf: Arab Museum of Modern Art, Doha

from December 2020 Until April 2021

The Future Museum in the Future City

NEXT WORKSHOP : 25, 26, 27 APRIL 2021  

Invited curators, artists, scholars, and practitioners will present the different potential scenarios to come upon us in the near future in an open platform for discussion with the audience.

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Art Lessons at Mathaf with Ismael Azzam

EVERY TUESDAY AND WEDNESDAY 4PM-7PM  

MANARA – EDUCATION SPACE AT MATHAF: ARAB MUSEUM OF MODERN ART 

Kindly note: These classes have been temporarily suspended. Please check this page for future updates.

Register Herefree admission and seats are limited to only 5 seats  

Join artist Ismael Azzam for a new season of Art Lessons at Mathaf and learn techniques in portraiture drawing using pencil and charcoal and paint.

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Story time at Mathaf for families 

EVERY 3RD SATURDAY OF THE MONTH 10AM – 11:30AM 

LIBRARY AT MATHAF: ARAB MUSEUM OF MODERN ART 

Kindly note: Storytime sessions at Mathaf have been temporarily suspended. Please check this page for future updates.

Register Here - free admission and seats are limited  

Story time for families at Mathaf is our monthly activity for children 4-9years old and their families. You and your children can enjoy bilingual stories read in both English and Arabic.  

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