MUSEUM OF ISLAMIC ART, DOHA
& EAST WING PRESENT:
RADIANT
PHOTOGRAPHS BY ANTJE HANEBECK
MUSEUM OF ISLAMIC ART, DOHA
15 JANUARY TO 29 MARCH 2014
FREE ADMISSION

Antje Hanebeck

In 2005, the renowned architect, I.M. Pei, came out of retirement at the age of 88 to design his last major cultural building – The Museum of Islamic Art (MIA) in Doha, Qatar. In celebration of the fifth anniversary of the museum's opening, we invite you to Radiant, the first contemporary photographic exhibition to be held at MIA.

The images featured in Radiant are an insightful meditation on the physical spaces of MIA. Using an old photo engraving method called photogravure, German photographer, Antje Hanebeck interprets various facets of I.M. Pei’s design through a nostalgic visual experience of atmosphere, light and shadow. The choice of images and presentation reflects MIA’s blend of modern architecture and ancient treasures, shedding light on the many links between the past and the present.