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Sophia Al-Maria: INVISIBLE LABORS daydream therapy

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This is the Qatari American artist’s first large-scale museum exhibition in the Middle East.

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For this multimedia exhibition, Al Maria (b. 1983) – who coined the term ‘Gulf Futurism’ – invites various artists, curators, scholars and communities into a dialogue around histories, dreaming, futures and the Gulf’s relation to the surrounding regions.

The exhibition consists of a variety of media including installations, video and commissioned soundscapes, all of which foreground the importance of storytelling as a strategy of survival, imagination and reclaiming stories.

Sophia Al-Maria: INVISIBLE LABORS daydream therapy is curated by researcher and independent curator Amal Al Haag in close collaboration with Mathaf's assistant-curator Abdulrahman Mohammed Alkubaisi.

This exhibition is part of a series of programmes scheduled for Qatar-MENASA 2022 Year of Culture.