Mathaf, Qatar's Arab museum of modern art, recently announced the opening of two new exhibitions on November 17, 2012: Tea with Nefertiti: The Making of the Artwork by the Artist, the Museum, and the Public; and Forever Now: Five Anecdotes from the Permanent Collection.

Tea with Nefertiti examines our perceptions of an artwork from three distinct perspectives: the artist, the museum, and the public. Using Egypt as a case study, it brings together antiquities, modernist works, archives, and 26 international contemporary artists and artist collectives.

Forever Now proposes new readings based on the works of five artists from Mathaf’s permanent collection. This exhibition unpacks new narratives that posit a unique understanding of five diverse artists: Fahrelnissa Zeid, Jewad Selim, Saliba Douaihy, Salim Al–Dabbagh and Ahmed Cherkaoui.

Both exhibitions will open November 17, 2012 and run until March 31, 2013.

For more information about the exhibition, and about Mathaf in general, visit

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