Photographs of the Museum of Islamic Art, Doha Qatar
Antje Hanebeck

Radiant is a photographic project that was commissioned by East Wing | Doha in 2014 taking a unique look at the Museum of Islamic Art (MIA) in Doha, Qatar in celebration of the fifth anniversary of the museum’s opening. A unique limited edition portfolio of photogravures was created and an exhibition was mounted in partnership with MIA which launched on the 15 January, 2014.

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.