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Talks on Design Podcast with Ahmed Albahrani “Teaming Up: Sports and Public Art”

Talks on Design podcast by Liwan explores contemporary design themes across the Middle East and beyond. Featuring pioneering Qatari creatives, the podcast connects local and global design voices and encourages collaboration and commentary on creative, cultural, and intellectual matters.  

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With 40 new public artworks installed in 2022, ranging from a light installation by Shilpa Gupta at Stadium 974, to a desert installation by Olafur Eliasson, Qatar has transformed into an outdoor museum experience. Many of these public art pieces have been installed as Qatar prepares to host the largest sporting event in the world, the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022.

This podcast episode is with Ahmed Albahrani, a renowned artist and sculptor, and Abdulrahman Al– Ishaq, the Director of Public Art at Qatar Museums. Discussing the relationship between sporting events and public art, while putting forth the question: what impact do public art pieces have on the public, institutions, artists and the upcoming World Cup?

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