December 12, 2020: Eight original paintings will be showcased as part of Sara Al Thani’s ‘Collide a Thought’ Solo Exhibition in EllaMia’s hallway until December 17th, inviting guests to draw inspiration and explore the complex ideas behind Sara Al Thani’s expressive art
Mondrian Doha continues to support Qatar’s arts and culture scene reiterating its commitment to empowering local artists
10 December 2020, Doha, Qatar – Mondrian Doha, managed by leading international lifestyle hospitality group, sbe, is pleased to announce the launch of ‘Collide a Thought’ exhibition, by renowned Qatari painter and sculptor Sara Al Thani. The exhibition will officially open on December 9th and will run until December 17th.
Sara Al Thani is a Qatari artist with an international background, and a wealth of ventures in the arts scene. She grew up in France and San Francisco, nurturing a passion for the arts since her childhood. In addition to visual arts, Sara is also a writer – she has written two feature films and is currently working on her third script. In parallel, she is pursuing a design-oriented career where she is currently supervising Education City’s gift shop merchandising where she brings her creative and visionary approach to the merchandise. Sara holds a degree in political science from San Francisco University, and in Fashion Design from Virginia Commonwealth University.
‘Collide a Thought’ exhibition will feature eight key paintings, immersing visitors in Sara’s sophisticated and original view of the world. While some paintings showcase an explosion of colors and expressionism-inspired forms, others feature pastel and dark tones and elements of sculpture and collage, revealing the diversity and the complexity of her artistic approach. With this exceptional artworks’ selection, Sara invites art aficionados to use their imagination and interpret her artwork to discover new senses and ideas.
Commenting on the opening of her exhibition at Mondrian Doha, Sara Al Thani said: “While scouting a platform to launch my new exhibition in Qatar, Mondrian Doha was my ideal choice. With its inventive design, creative aura and art-oriented ethos, Mondrian is the perfect destination for my art which analyzes paradoxes of human life and interactions. My purpose is to showcase a multitude of possibilities and suggest endless directions to viewers, giving them an opportunity to explore all of them in an autonomous way, and create their own interpretations and new understandings”.
In her artworks, Sara Al Thani reflects both dark and bright sides of the world, picturing it in constant movement, emphasizing the fluidity of destiny, which she compares to a pendulum – always swinging in the opposite direction. The centerpiece of the exhibition, “Impression paradox”, suggests that while the world can turn upside down and break our wings, there is always a chance for a phoenix-like rebirth – even after a devastating pandemic.
Chadi Farhat, Chief Operating Officer at sbe group, commented: “We are pleased to provide a platform to such a brilliant artist as Sara Al Thani. Her art and her vision are in harmony with Mondrian’s identity – creative, bold, and dynamic. The launch of ‘Collide a Thought’ Exhibition marks Mondrian’s return as a leading player in the arts scene in Qatar, and we are determined to continue our commitment to unleashing the great artistic potential of this country”.
Mikel Ibrahim, Executive Assistant Manager, Mondrian Doha, added: “Art is one of Mondrian’s core pillars, and our successful collaboration with Sara Al Thani demonstrates that Mondrian Doha remains a hub for artists, attracting all creative people. The idea of rebirth, expressed by Sara Al Thani’s paintings, is particularly relevant for Mondrian Doha and the hospitality industry in general, as we all try to find the new normal following the pandemic”.
The exhibition will take place in the hallway leading to EllaMia and will be available for guests during EllaMia’s opening hours, from 7am to 11pm daily.
To guarantee social distancing measures are respected, a maximum of 15 visitors will be allowed to view the exhibition at a time.
All Mondrian Doha outlets follow Qatar Clean safety, hygiene, and social distancing measures, including Ehteraz App and temperature checks at the entrance to the hotel for all guests, and mandatory face masks when entering or leaving all outlets.