The ‘Tamim Al Majd’ portrait of different shapes and sizes donated by people across the country were on display at an art exhibition at the Museum of Islamic Art (MIA).
The famous art was created by young Qatari artist Ahmed bin Majed Almaadheed, which has turned into a symbol of strength in recent times.
Titled ‘Tamim Al Majd: Celebration of Unity’, the exhibition reinforces the rallying spirit that has swept Qatar in recent weeks. There were messages written on the images in different languages by people from various nationalities.
The event was inaugurated by Qatar Museums Chairperson H E Sheikha Al Mayassa bint Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani in the presence of of Qatar Museums leadership team, VIPs and the families who donated the images.
Khalid Al Ibrahim, Chief Strategic Planning Officer at Qatar Museums said: “We have seen an incredible outpouring of support from the people of Qatar for the Emir and the country over the past two months, leaving no doubt of the true spirit of the country and the many people who have made it their home. As the guardians of the country’s heritage and culture, we at Qatar Museums wanted to capture this significant moment in Qatar’s history and the artistic expression it inspired by giving it a bigger platform and audience.”
The personalised “graffiti” messages are some of the truest examples of public art in Qatar, which now join the many public art works placed throughout the country by QM, to mark a significant milestone in Qatar’s history.