Doha : « Introspection as Resistance »

Mehdi Moutashar's first exhibition, Introspection as Resistence, is on show at the Mathaf until 4 May. It presents a constellation of new and existing works by the artist, in a wide variety of media, demonstrating how his conceptual practice links contemporary art with the heritage of the Arab-Muslim world.

A Franco-Iraqi artist, Mehdi Moutashar (born in 1943) plays with the concept of the square and its grammar. He situates his work between "the arts of Islam and the geometric arts of the West". He lives and works in Arles, and taught at the École Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs de Paris from 1974 to 2008.