Divided into geographical chapters, Faces and Places catalogs the artist’s desire for constant change, be it physical or ideological.
While the material itself consists of forgettable or disposable objects from everyday life, El Anatsui transforms these into remarkable forms embedded with narratives and histories in manifold ways.
A trip to three headline exhibitions in Doha suggests a culture pulled between global and local priorities.
With the Qatar Museums Authority’s focus on the international stage and the general public’s lack of interest, who will support the artists in Qatar who have not yet — and likely never will — achieve such fame? That is a question that is difficult to answer without the Katara Art Center.