Dubai/Sharjah/Abu Dhabi - Exhibition

The Time is Out of Joint

Sharjah Art Foundation

12 Mar 201612 Jun 2016

“The Time is Out of Joint”, curated by Tarek Abou El Fetouh, is the second phase of the exhibition programme for Home Works 6, Beirut, in 2013. Building on Ibn Arabi’s concept of time as a fluid place and place as a frozen time, the project examines our current and future locations and conditions. It confuses different times, places, cities and artistic events that took place in the past or will take place in the future.

The Time is Out of Joint” reenacts two key exhibitions that took place at transitional moments in history and completes them with a look into the future. It summons ‘the first Arab Artist Biennial’ in Baghdad in 1974, and ‘China Avant-garde Exhibition’ in Beijing in 1989 and the future Jogja Equater Conference in 2022, questioning constraints of time and place by suggesting leaps among those different places and times, and among basic laws that have governed and continue to govern thoughts. The project invites the audience to engage with three platforms; an exhibition, which includes video works, installations and photography; a reading room with a discursive programme that hosts performances, artist talks, and an archive; and a two day conference titled Jogja Equator Conference 2022.

Exhibition address: Arts Area Al Shuweiheen, Sharjah

  • Ali Cherri, The Disquiet, 2013, courtesy of the artist and Imane Farès.Ali Cherri, The Disquiet, 2013, courtesy of the artist and Imane Farès.

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Special Events

Destination: Dubai/Sharjah/Abu Dhabi
Where: Sharjah Art Foundation
Type: Talk
Admission: Free

Programme includes a conference, performances and talks

Contacts & Details

mon, tue, wed, thu, sat, sun 9:00 am - 9:00 pm; fri 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm


Sheikha Hoor bint Sultan Al Qasimi

T: +971 6 568 5050 M: W: Sharjah Art Foundation
Al Shuwaiheen, Arts Area Sharjah, UAE