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Hamad International Airport in Doha showcases a thrillingly diverse collection of art, curated in partnership with Qatar Museums, writes Martin Moodie.
The airport company says that it aims to extend art beyond its traditional museum model, and into public spaces. That philosophy blends with Hamad International’s vision for culture to be a central and enriching part of its environment.
We applaud those sentiments and will be featuring some of those works in our regular ‘Airports as Artports’ series in The Moodie Davitt e-Zine.
But today’s choice of image is all about digital art. I snapped the image above (and those below) from the escalator that leads from the magnificent Al Safwa First Lounge (pictured at the foot of the page) at Hamad International.
It is a fluid, film-like digital canvas that shows different people emerging from the haze into the foreground. Some stay, some leave. Multiple cultures, races, skin colours and religions. It is intoxicating in its richness and beauty and marvellously symbolic of what airports are all about.