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Museum Studies students launch UCLQurates with two Doha exhibitions

23 March 2014

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Students from the MA Museum and Gallery Practice degree programme at UCL Qatar have launched UCLQurates as a platform for curating student-led exhibitions under the guidance of academic staff. Debuting with two exhibitions to be held in Doha in April, UCLQurates 2014 is the first of what is set to become an innovative annual feature on Doha's cultural calendar.

Opening on 30 March and running until 12 April, the first of two exhibitions will see UCL Qatar students working with an outstanding private collection of modern and contemporary Arab art at Katara Art Center to create ‘Ana Arabi?’, an exhibition that explores themes of Arab identities.

Following this with an opening on 4 April, ‘Is the sea a woman?’ is an exhibition developed by the UCLQurates students taking place at Mathaf: Arab Museum of Modern Art until 2 May. The exhibition is a response to the major upcoming Etel Adnan retrospective. Curated by Hans Ulrich Obrist, Adnan’s retrospective explores her relationship to the sea, its boundlessness and the many Qatari oral traditions that celebrate seafaring and folklore.

Both exhibitions will be available for public viewing during Mathaf and Katara opening hours.

“We believe UCLQurates will grow into a recognised platform for curatorial dialogue, enabling future UCL students to actively participate in Qatar's global role in the arts and creative industries. This year’s museum studies students are delighted to be working professionally alongside Mathaf and Katara Art Center as we launch UCLQurates,” said Alkindi Al-Jawabra, MA Museum and Gallery Practice student, UCL Qatar.

Follow the journey of the students as they prepare for the launch of the exhibitions.

To RSVP to attend the exhibition openings, or for further information, contact Louisa Brandt