Doha, Qatar (March 9, 2014) – The annual Al Asmakh International Symposium of Art began from March 3 and will go on till March 12. This year’s sympsoium saw an increase in the number of artists are taking part this year. Each artist will produce thw pieces that will be exhibited at the Wyndham Grand Regency Hotel in Doha on March 11.
Hassan Ibrahim Al Asmakh, Vice President, Business Development at Regency Group Holding, said: “The first edition of the symspoium had 20 artists and this year w have more than 40 artists. Hopefully, the number of artists will go up in the upcoming years.”
The main intent behind Al Asmakh International Symsposium of Art is to re-brand the Wyndham Grand Regnecy Hotel as an art Hub and to enrich the Qatari art scene. They are intent on collecting original artworks from the artists, in exchange for promoting the artists’ work and providing all the financial support the artists’ need while producing their own work.
Hassan Al Asmakh expalained: “We are providing all financial support for the artists. we only want them to come and produce great artworks. He also pointed out: “We do not impose any theme on the artists; they are free to explore their own themes and work accordingly.”
The second installment of the 2014 Al Asmakh International Sympsoium will take place in December. Hassan Al Asmakh added: “I really want to put the strength on the non-profit aspect of our art direction in the group but the main objective is to build Al Asmakh mueum in 10 years time, which will include all the paintings we will be collecting.”