Filipino artists’ paintings capture COVID-19 challenges

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Filipino artists’ paintings capture COVID-19 challenges
The exhibition lasts until December 31 displaying 30 different paintings by Filipino artists in Qatar depicting graphic visual interpretations faced by humanity during the Coronavirus pandemic.
 
 
The Cultural Village Foundation (Katara) in co-operation with the Philippines Embassy in Qatar is holding a virtual exhibition entitled - "Drawing the New Normal" under the auspices of the National Committee for Culture and Arts (NCAA).
 
The exhibition lasts until December 31 displaying 30 paintings by Filipino artists in Qatar depicting different visual interpretations faced by humanity during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. The various works showcase  ultimate victory of positive energy and human ability through unity and resilience.
 
Participating Filipino artists confirmed that their work aims to encourage people by sending them positive messages, especially for those negatively affected by Covid-19.
 
The artworks honored members of the White Army both in the Philippines and overseas acknowledging their important role in preventing the spread of the Coronavirus by being on the front line during these pandemic challenging times, despite  tremendous risks.
 
The 30 odd paintings also reflect topics related to social bonds of the medical staff, the importance of resistance and strength, and their concern for the safety of theirfamilies, till their final return to homeland. 
 
Katara has held several virtual exhibitions of Qatari and resident artists since the beginning of the Corona pandemic. 
 
Notable among them are  "Clash of Cultures" by Hassan Talib Al-Silat, "The Land of the Good" by Ali Dasmal Al-Kuwari, and "The Result" by Fine-art artist Fatima Al-Nuaimi, “The Colors of the Desert” by a group of artists and "Women in Fashion" by the Indian artist Sorhoby.

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