There’s lots happening this month. Here we’ve rounded-up the autumn exhibitions from Qatar Museums.

In Qatar, most galleries, museums and art spaces reopened a few months ago, but with the fresh breeze of autumn — and of course the increasing numbers of people in Qatar being vaccinated — setting a date to head out for some art therapy and experience feels apropos. Here are the coming exhibitions from Qatar Museums (QM) that you need to take note of.

Virgil Abloh:
November 4 to March 31, 2022
“Figures of Speech” offers an unprecedented survey of Abloh’s creative work over nearly two decades and pulls back the curtain on his process. In the exhibition, prototypes are presented alongside finished artworks, product designs and fashion to reveal his myriad inspirations — from centuries-old painting to commonplace signage at construction sites. Running throughout the exhibition is an emphasis on dialogue, which Abloh creates through his inventive use of language and quotation marks, turning the objects he designs and the people who wear his clothing into “figures of speech”.

November 6 to March 31, 2022
Set to take place from November 6 at M7 in the heart of Msheireb Downtown Doha, Christian Dior: Designer of Dreams aims to showcase the story of Christian Dior, one of the most significant influencers in the history of fashion. Designed specifically for the Middle East, the exhibition is a celebration of the Parisian maison, which turns 75 in December.

Jeff Koons:
November 21 to March 31, 2022
‘Lost in America’ is Koons’ largest and first solo exhibition in the Gulf region. The expo will showcase his exceptional career which has transformed the world of art since the 1980s and will present works from his most renowned series. It will double as a hallucinatory portrait of American culture as reflected on the intoxicating surfaces of his sculptures and paintings. The collection will be seen as a ‘Mirage of America’ in Doha.

November 25 to December 1
Pow!Wow! is an international mural arts festival founded by Jasper Wong in Hong Kong in 2009. In 2010, the first edition of Pow!Wow! as a week-long festival was held in Honolulu, Hawaii. The project has since been exhibited in 17 locations worldwide with the purpose of city beautification and community building. QM now holds an exclusive licence to be the only host in the MENA region for the next five years. ✤