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Waqif Art Center Invigorates 

Qatari Art Scene

BY Maymanah Farhat

Since opening in March, the Waqif Art Center in the newly restored Souq Waqif market district in Qatar’s capital, Doha, has become a much-needed hub for the underdeveloped Qatari art scene. Founded by Tariq al-Jaidah—an advertising executive and a collector of modern and contemporary Arab art—and funded by HSBC Bank, the two-story art complex now houses 10 galleries, an art bookstore, a photography gallery, an exhibition area and an art-supply store. In recent months, leading Dubai gallery The Third Line and international art consulting company Art…

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