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Qatar Tourism has unveiled ‘Posts of Qatar’: ten distinctive goalpost artwork installations that body some of essentially the most iconic landmarks and Insta-worthy spots throughout the nation. The iconic former soccer participant, David Beckham captured the primary of many footage to be taken at one of the goalposts forward of hundreds of thousands of soccer followers visiting Qatar in November and December.
Each ‘Posts of Qatar’ set up has been created by a person artist or a pair of artists, with two goalposts designed by artists from Qatar and the remaining eight by artists from nations which have beforehand gained the match: England, France, Spain, Italy, Germany, Argentina, Uruguay and Brazil.
The artwork installations mirror components of every artist’s dwelling nation mixed with elements of Qatar’s wealthy cultural heritage, demonstrating the function that soccer can play in bringing collectively cultures from the world over.
Chairman of Qatar Tourism and Qatar Airways group chief govt, Akbar Al Baker, stated: “As we prepare to welcome millions of visitors to Qatar over the next two months, we believe in showcasing our national landmarks through the distinctive creations of local and international artists. We encourage all visitors coming for the football to take advantage of their time here by exploring the country and experiencing Qatar’s culture first-hand.”
Local artists have lent their abilities to the undertaking: Ghada Al-Suwaidi designed the goalpost that represents Qatar whereas Abdulaziz Yousef created a goalpost that welcomes all of the nations collaborating within the match. In addition, each the Argentinian and French ideas had been created with a Qatari contact – calligraphy artist Fatima Alsharshani created the elegant written construction that crowns the Argentinian goalpost and Maryam Faraj Al-Suwaidi’s sweeping, metallic dhow boat sails adorn the French set up.
Ghada Al-Suwaidi, the artist who designed the primary goalpost representing Qatar, stated:“My design centres on nostalgia. The nostalgia of traditional architecture, especially in Souq Waqif, never changing despite the country’s constant state of modernization. The nostalgia of childhood football matches, of running barefoot in the backyard, of using doorways as makeshift goalposts, and the nostalgia of getting in trouble when the ball would destroy the bougainvillea growing in every corner.”
Abdulaziz Yousef, the artist who designed the goalpost representing worldwide guests, stated: “Like all good ideas, the design for this goalpost was born out of a collaborative effort with the team at Qatar Tourism. We wanted to represent not just the people of Qatar, but everyone around the world who will sharing this momentous occasion with us. I used my personal graffiti style to bring the post to life and added elements of one of my favourite things in Qatar – the sunsets in winter. I can’t wait for visitors to experience them. No matter where you are in the country, you can always count on the colours to dazzle you into a trance. After all, there is nothing more unifying than playing the beautiful game under a sunset we all share. That is what I hoped to capture.”
Fatima Alsharshani, the artist who created the calligraphy featured on the Argentina goalpost, stated, “Calligraphy is one of the foremost important visual arts in our Arab culture. In this piece with Simo [Simon Vibrant], I used Moroccan calligraphy, which I specialize in, to write ‘Argentina’ in a reflective acrylic material. I wanted the surface of the calligraphy to mirror the Argentinean design while, at the same time, reflect the rocky landscape of Zekreet. This melding of cultures demonstrates the way football allows these two countries on opposite sides of the world to co-exist and flourish.”
Maryam Faraj Al-Suwaidi, the artist who designed the visible component of the France goalpost, stated: “The cultural importance of the dhow can’t be overstated, and it’s a beautiful coincidence that the shape of billowing sails also makes the perfect amplifier for Guillaume’s sound art.”
The installations are impressed by the widespread want of world travellers to create and share memorable journey experiences. Now, guests to Qatar can shoot their snaps with completely framed backdrops and share their #PostsofQatar photograph whereas experiencing some of the perfect views and sights within the nation.
The ‘Posts of Qatar’ may be discovered on the following landmarks:
- “Sailing Forms” – England goalpost by Hugo Dalton at Lusail City Marina
- “Harmony Shining Through The Rose” – Germany goalpost by KEF at West Bay Beach
- “From Spain To Qatar” – Spain goalpost by Jordi Gil Fernandez (JoGis Art) at Inland Sea
- “Symmetry” – Italy goalpost by Ale Giorgini at Katara Cultural Village
- “Sails, Moving Forward” – France goalpost by Guillaume Rouseré and Maryam Faraj Al-Suwaidi at The Pearl-Qatar
- “Where The Owl Sleeps” – Brazil goalpost by Camila Gondo at MIA Park
- “The Shine Of Transformation” – Uruguay goalpost by Josefina De León at Place Vendôme
- “QATARGENTINA” – Argentina goalpost by Simo Vibart and Fatima Alsharshani at Aspire Zone
- “Freej” – Qatar goalpost by Ghada Al-Suwaidi at Souq Waqif
- “People From The World” – goalpost representing Countries of the World by Abdulaziz Yousef at Flag Plaza
QR codes shall be accessible subsequent to every of the goalposts and may be scanned for additional details about the artwork set up, the artist and placement.
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