QATAR FUND FOR DEVELOPMENT AND QATAR MUSEUMS SIGN SPONSORSHIP AGREEMENT FOR ‘COUNTRYSIDE, THE FUTURE’ EXHIBITION
DOHA, QATAR, 12 September: On September 12, Qatar Fund for Development (QFFD) and Qatar Museums (QM) signed a sponsorship agreement on the ‘Countryside, The Future’ Exhibition at the National Museum of Qatar. The event and signing ceremony were attended by His Excellency Mr. Khalifa bin Jassim Al-Kuwari, Director General of QFFD, and Mr. Mohammed Al-Rumaihi, Acting Chief Executive Officer of Qatar Museums.
Countryside, The Future is an exhibition which was first presented at the Guggenheim Museum in New York, curated, and designed by Rem Koolhaas and Samir Bantal of the Office for Metropolitan Architecture.
Through films, objects, reproduced artworks, robotic sculptures and site-specific installations, the exhibition offers a space to address political, socioeconomic, and environmental issues of our times and solutions originating from the countryside. The exhibition will be adapted to the context of Qatar and showcase innovation in the fields of food security, agriculture, and climate change, including QFFD’s international cooperation efforts in these areas.
Khalifa Al-Kuwari stated, “This agreement is a unique and exciting opportunity for QFFD to strengthen our collaboration with Qatar Museums and other partners that share the vision that it needs combined efforts to tackle global challenges such as food insecurity and climate change. Through this joint effort, we can advocate for urgent action and solutions from the countryside to the world using the unifying power of culture and arts.”
QFFD contributes to tackling food insecurity and climate change around the globe through supporting climate-smart agriculture in the countryside as well as entrepreneurial initiatives and innovations in the green economy.
Mohammed Saad Al-Rumaihi, Acting CEO of Qatar Museums commented on the agreement, saying “Countryside, The Future is an extraordinary exhibition which sheds light on the critical efforts backed by QFFD in the fields of food security, climate change adaptation, agricultural entrepreneurship, and innovation. Our collaboration with QFFD allows us to address global challenges like food insecurity and climate change, using art and culture to inspire urgent action and solutions.”
Through collaborative efforts with QM, the Exhibition aims to highlight the projects and work funded and supported by QFFD surrounding the topics of food security, climate change adaptation, agricultural entrepreneurship, and innovation through an interactive and immersive display.