Qatar Tourism Unveils “Age of Modern Architecture in Qatar” Exhibition

The “Age of Modern Architecture in Qatar” exhibition, which highlights Qatar’s iconic architectural landscape, recently opened at M7, the design and innovation center located in downtown Qatar. Msheireb in Doha.

HE Sheikha Al Mayassa bint Hamad bin Khalifa Al-Thani, President of Qatar Museums, attended the opening.

Sponsored by Qatar Tourism, the exhibition features striking black and white images of Qatar’s architectural wonders by award-winning artist Joel Tjintjelaar. Currently live, the exhibition is free and visible until January 21, 2023.

Mandated by Qatar Tourism, Tjintjelaar is a Dutch fine art photographer specializing in black and white photography. He believes that one of the purposes of art is to evoke a universal subjectivity. Tjintjelaar establishes a relationship with isolated subjects to reveal their true potential. Focusing on the subject, the artist exhibits an advanced and sophisticated style of portraiture. This expressive language offers both a trace of the architecture, of the architects behind the impressive creations, of Qatar and of the artist himself.

The “Age of Modern Architecture in Qatar” exhibition at M7 features some of Qatar’s most iconic and grand architectural designs, such as the Museum of Islamic Art, National Library of Qatar, Raffles Doha and the Fairmont Doha, the Doha Tower, the National Museum of Qatar and Al Janoub Stadium, and transforms these objects which contribute to the identity of Qatar into a subject of photography.

Commenting on the launch of the exhibition, Berthold Trenkel, COO of Qatar Tourism, said: “Qatar is known for creating incredible architectural works that become works of art in their own right. This exhibition features unique angles and views through which visitors can experience the best of Qatar’s modern architecture.

He continued: “Visiting the exhibition, residents and the millions of guests soon to be in Doha will have the opportunity to explore some of Qatar’s most popular attractions nearby, whether be it the Msheireb Museums, the Doha Corniche or the traditional Souq Waqif.

Commenting on the occasion, Maha Al Sulaiti, Director of M7, said, “We are honored to host ‘The Era of Modern Architecture in Qatar’ and highlight the work of Joel Tjintjelaar at M7. Through his work, this exhibition magnifies the architectural gems of Qatar and provides a unique window to the world, especially in the run-up to the 2022 FIFA World Cup.”

Tjintjelaar’s work has been published in major photography magazines since 2009 and featured in galleries and exhibitions around the world since 2013. He has won several awards at the prestigious International Photography Awards, as well as other accolades.


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About tourism in Qatar

Qatar Tourism’s mission is to make Qatar a place where cultural authenticity meets modernity and where people from all over the world come together to experience unique offerings in culture, sports, business and family entertainment. , rooted in service excellence. Qatar Tourism will regulate and develop the tourism industry, encouraging private sector investment. It will define the national strategy for the tourism sector, review it periodically and oversee its implementation, with the aim of diversifying the tourism offer in the country and increasing visitor spending. Through our network of international offices in priority markets and our state-of-the-art digital platforms, Qatar Tourism expands Qatar’s presence globally and enhances the tourism sector.


About M7

M7 is Qatar’s epicenter for innovation and entrepreneurship in fashion, design and technology. Established by Qatar Museums under the leadership of Her Excellency Sheikha Al-Mayassa bint Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani, M7 is committed to accelerating the growth of Qatar’s creative economy by providing mentorship and opportunities for designers to build a successful business. both locally and internationally, while encouraging the fashion and design industry to play their part in growing Qatar’s creative circular ecosystem. M7’s platforms include comprehensive incubation and mentorship programs, world-class exhibits and pop-ups, and public talks. Located in the heart of Msheireb Downtown Doha, M7 serves to create a space for creatives by working closely with its resident partners, Cutting Studio, Studio 7, Scale 7, Fromm, Workinton and Profiles.


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