Recently, Souq Waqif hosted the very first scrap art exhibition that displayed 250 artworks from 15 various countries. The exhibition was officiated by The Prime Minister and Interior Minister H E Sheikh Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa Al-Thani.
Around 30 prominent artists in the field of scrap art exhibited their work, using unique tools and techniques to bring together their creations. The exhibits mainly consisted of sculptures and furniture parts.
Most of the work was sourced from scrap metal, wood and waste materials. The purpose of this exhibition is to convey that wastage can be utilized as a form of art. It brings a new perspective of new artistic methods. It also promotes upscaling and recycling, to prevent further wastage for a better cause.
The exhibition was opened at the West Square of Souq Waqif, from the 23rd October to the 2nd of November. We look forward to more innovative exhibitions as part of the rising art scene in Qatar!
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