Modern Prayer Rug Exhibition

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Company House, Msheireb Museums, Doha
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About the event

The Materials Library at Virginia Commonwealth University School of the Arts in Qatar is proud to announce the dates for the Modern Prayer Rug Exhibition:  October 12 - November 14, 2017 at Company House, Msheireb Museums in Doha.  Opening event @ 6pm on October 12. Public is welcome.

The Modern Prayer Rug Design exhibition hosted by the Materials Library of VCUarts Qatar, presents the works of six finalists who entered a prayer rug design competition. The competition challenged students from across the country to reimagine the Islamic prayer rug using traditional and innovative materials while honoring the richness and the values of Islamic culture and heritage.

Exploring the materiality of prayer rugs presented the designers with the opportunity to investigate the rug as a microspace that symbolically separates the worshipper from the outside world during the act of prayer. 

The six prayer rugs on exhibit demonstrate both aesthetic and functional qualities beyond their ritual use.

 

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Materials Library of Virginia Commonwealth University School of the Arts in Qatar

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