Qatari Sheik Mohammed Al-Thani, based in New York will launch a new cultural space in Manhattan in May. The 2.500 square meter venue will showcase works from the Arab and Islamic worlds.
“It made absolute sense to build an institute that would not only showcase the breadth of art and culture from the Arab and Islamic worlds, but also challenge certain stereotypes and misconceptions that hinder cross-cultural understanding,” Al-Thani says.
The exhibitions will last for about 3 months and the space will also have artists in residence and a publishing division.
The support for the opening of the space comes from private donors and sponsors and it will be run as a not for profit centre; it will also provide translation services.
- Mohammed Al-Thani