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In the context of the Qatar-Indonesia Year of Culture 2023, the exhibition entitled Dialogue of Paper at the Emiria Soenassa Gallery, Taman Ismail Marzuki was opened.
The exhibition shows various works of art from the collaboration of two artists, namely Yousef Ahmad (Qatar) and Widi Pangestu (Indonesia).
This event was also held as a step to strengthen positive diplomatic relations between Indonesia and Qatar.
“For almost 50 years, Qatar and Indonesia have had positive diplomatic relations – but our cultural ties are deeper. We share the same values. In fact Indonesia is the first country from the ASEAN region to be selected as a Year of Culture partner. Dialogue of Papers “This is a beautiful manifestation of our strong relationship,” said Qatar’s Ambassador to Indonesia His Excellency Faqziya Edrees Al-Sulaiti.
Aisha Al Misnad as Senior Museum Expert from Years of Culture said that this collaboration between Yousef and Widi combines unique natural elements from Indonesia and Qatar.
Collaboration of 2 Artists in the Qatar-Indonesia Year of Culture 2023/ Photo: Agustin Dwi Anandawati
“The Dialogue of Papers concept is a legacy of the Year of Culture partnership with Japan. We are very pleased to be able to host Widi Pangestu in Doha for a workshop with Yousef Ahmad,” he said.
“The resulting artwork offers an exploration of interesting concepts such as fullness and emptiness, differences and similarities and the power of dialogue through shared creativity. This is a visual representation of the deep relationship between Qatar and Indonesia that transcends geographical boundaries through art,” continued Aisha .
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