When culture, art, technology and creativity are all combined, magic happens.
Qatar Museums featured Qatari artist Ghada Al Khater’s work as part of the Qatar-France Year of Culture 2020 in France on Saturday.
“Jardin de lumière” (Garden of Light) is one of the Virginia Commonwealth University graduate’s artistic installations, which was featured at the Parisian Nuit Blanche festival to celebrate Qatar’s annual Year of Culture.
For “Jardin de lumière”, Al Khater collaborated with Bonjour Lab, a French creative digital studio, to create the interactive piece that illuminated the entire gallery with colours and patterns reflecting Qatari heritage.
The installation, inspired by the Qatari fauna and flora, resembled a Persian carpet with all of its vibrant palettes and distinctive patterns.The featured artwork provided a visually pleasing and interactive experience, and the use of animation technologies helped bring it to life. Al Khater’s artistic approach combines art and societal understanding of Qatar, whether through drawing, graphics or creating digital light installations.
Launched in 2012, the Year of Culture is a program initiated by Qatar Museums (QM), which showcases the country’s close relations with friendly nations while promoting the exploration and exchange of cultures between peoples.
Following recent Doha-Washington talks, the two states announced that the upcoming year is going to be the Qatar-US Year of Culture.