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March Meeting 2016: Education, Engagement and Participation

Sharjah Art Foundation, various locations

11 Mar 201615 Mar 2016

Sharjah Art Foundation announces the 9th annual March Meeting that takes place during a week of events from March 11–15 that includes exhibition openings, performances and other discursive programmes.

March Meeting 2016: Education, Engagement and Participation, March 12–13, will consider how institutions, initiatives, curators and artists have increasingly prioritised their relationships with audiences and communities. The two-day convening will bring together local, regional and international practitioners to explore issues, concerns and initiatives surrounding this work in a series of programmed keynotes, case studies and panel discussions, as well as through informal conversations shared over the week of events. Panels will explore topics such as how institutions can become more open and representational through programming and policies that recognise the diversity of audiences and communities or the essential role of biennials particularly in areas where there is little existent art infrastructure or support for discourse and the production of art. Also examined will be expanded notions of curatorial practice including discursive, collaborative and open-ended models of exhibition and event production and how libraries and archives offer communities a way to reclaim their histories, while performative and live programming gives agency to individuals and collective audiences. Traditional and alternative models of art school will be considered in the context of regional priorities and urgencies. Finally, a group of artists will talk about their community-based work.

Speakers will include: Ahmed El Attar, Artistic Director, See Foundation and D-CAF Festival (Egypt); Zoe Butt, Executive Director and Curator, Sàn-Art (Vietnam); Susanna Chung, Head of Learning and Participation, Asia Art Archive (Hong Kong); Anna Cutler, Director of Learning, Tate (UK); Reem Fadda, Curator, Marrakech Biennale 6 (Morocco) and Associate Curator, Middle Eastern Art, Guggenheim Abu Dhabi Museum (UAE); Sandi Hilal, Founding Member and Co-Director, Decolonizing Architecture Art Residency (Palestine); Eungie Joo, Artistic Director, Anyang Public Art Project 2016 (Korea) and Curator, Sharjah Biennial 12 (UAE); Riyas Komu, Director of Programmes, Kochi Biennale Foundation (India); Rick Lowe, Artist and Founding Director, Project Row Houses (USA); Patrick Mudekereza, Director, Waza, Centre d’art de Lubumbashi (Democratic Republic of Congo); Prateek Raja, Co-Founder, Experimenter Curator’s Hub (India); Farid Rakun, Researcher and Education Coordinator, Ruangrupa (Indonesia); Tina Sherwell, Director, International Academy of Art (Palestine); Alia Swastika, Director, Biennale Jogja 13 and Programme Director, Ark Galerie (Indonesia); Sally Tallant, Director, Liverpool Biennial (UK); Claire Tancons, Curator, Printemps de Septembre Biennial 2016 (France) and Artistic Director, Opening Ceremony, Faena Forum Miami Beach 2016 (USA); Christine Tohmé, Founding Director, Ashkal Alwan (Lebanon) and Curator, Sharjah Biennial 13 (UAE); and William Wells, Co-Founder and Director, Townhouse (Egypt).

All events are free and open to the public. Register for March Meeting 2016 to receive additional information and details about the programme at register@sharjahart.org.

  • March Meeting 2015 general impression March Meeting 2015 general impression
  • screening of Letters to Max (2014)by Eric Baudelaire at March Meeting 2015 Photo by Jamal Shanavas screening of Letters to Max (2014)by Eric Baudelaire at March Meeting 2015 Photo by Jamal Shanavas

Special Events

Destination: Dubai & Sharjah
Where: Mleiha area, Sharjah Desert
Type: Performance
Admission: Free

Artists Uriel Barthélémi and Taro Shinoda present Lunar Reflection Transmission Technique, a collaborative performance in the Sharjah Desert

Destination: Dubai & Sharjah
Where: Sharjah Art Foundation
Type: Breakfast
Admission: Free

Registration and Coffee

Destination: Dubai & Sharjah
Where: Sharjah Art Foundation
Type: Opening
Admission: Free

Welcome Remarks: Hool Al Qasimi

Destination: Dubai & Sharjah
Where: Sharjah Art Foundation
Type: Talk
Admission: Free

Keynote: William Wells (Townhouse, Egypt)

Destination: Dubai & Sharjah
Where: Sharjah Art Foundation
Type: Talk
Admission: Free

Engagement and the Responsive Institution with Hoor Al Qasimi, Anna Cutler, Willliam Wells. Moderator: Melanie Keen

Destination: Dubai & Sharjah
Where: Sharjah Art Foundation
Type: Talk
Admission: Free

Possibilities for Site-responsive Education – Spring sessions as a case study for Amman with Toleen Touq.

Destination: Dubai & Sharjah
Where: Sharjah Art Foundation
Type: Talk
Admission: Free

Open call presentation: The Museum or The Egg with Stefan Benchoam (Guatemala)

Destination: Dubai & Sharjah
Where: Sharjah Art Foundation
Type: Talk
Admission: Free

Open Call Presentation: RIWAQ

Destination: Dubai & Sharjah
Where: Shrajah Art Foundation
Type: Talk
Admission: Free

The School of Kyiv, Education in Liminal Spaces with Silvia Franceschini

Destination: Dubai & Sharjah
Where: Sharjah Art Foundation
Type: Lunch
Admission: Free
Destination: Dubai & Sharjah
Where: Shrajah Art Foundation
Type: Talk
Admission: Free

Communal Social and Inter-Political Stage of Curatorial Practice with Azadeh Fatehrad

Destination: Dubai & Sharjah
Where: Sharjah Art Foundation
Type: Talk
Admission: Free

Field Meeting: The art forum as a model for exhibition making with Leeza Ahmady

Destination: Dubai & Sharjah
Where: Sharjah Art Foundation
Type: Talk
Admission: Free

Without Walls: Audience engagement and interpretation in public art, with Andria Hickey.

Destination: Dubai & Sharjah
Where: Shrajah Art Foundation
Type: Talk
Admission: Free

Life on the Screen: Communities, self and world in a digital area with Melissa Karmen Lee

Destination: Dubai & Sharjah
Where: Sharjah Art Foundation
Type: Talk
Admission: Free

Curating, Context, Community with Zoe Butt, Susanna Chung, Ahmed El Attar, Claire Tancons. Moderator: Dr David Dibosa

Destination: Dubai & Sharjah
Where: Sharjah Art Foundation
Type: Talk
Admission: Free

Closing Conversation with Klaus Biesenbach

Destination: Dubai & Sharjah
Where: Sharjah Art Foundation
Type: Breakfast
Admission: Free

Registration and Coffee

Destination: Dubai & Sharjah
Where: Sharjah Art Foundation
Type: Talk
Admission: Free

Art Education in a Local Context with Thaier Helal, Mohammed Kazem, Khulood Khaldoon Al Atiyat.

Destination: Dubai & Sharjah
Where: Sharjah Art Foundation
Type: Talk
Admission: Free

The Intersaction between Art Education and Special Education with Reem Al Fahim, Maha Elazar. Moderator: Aisha Demas

Destination: Dubai & Sharjah
Where: Sharjah art Foundation
Type: Talk
Admission: Free

Biennials as a Platform for Education and Knowledge Production with Reem Fadda, Riyas Komu, Patrick Mudekereza, Alia Swastika, Sally Tallant.

Destination: Dubai & Sharjah
Where: Sharjah Art Foundation
Type: Lunch
Admission: Free
Destination: Dubai & Sharjah
Where: Sharjah Art Foundation
Type: Talk
Admission: Free

X Speaks: Performing history, moving from margin to center and creating an autonomous Black American Muslim performance cyber space with Nsenga Knight.

Destination: Dubai & Sharjah
Where: Sharjah Art Foundation
Type: Talk
Admission: Free

Imaginative Negotiations with Joe Namy

Destination: Dubai & Sharjah
Where: Sharjah Art Foundation
Type: Talk
Admission: Free

In and Out of School with Elizabeth Giorgis, Prateek Raja, Tina Sherwell, Zina Sedira, Christine Tohme, Murtaza Vali

Destination: Dubai & Sharjah
Where: Sharjah Art Foundation
Type: Talk
Admission: Free

Social Practice: Case Studies with Sandi Hilal, Farid Rakun and Rick Lowe

Destination: Dubai & Sharjah
Where: Sharjah Art Foundation
Type: Talk
Admission: Free

Closing Remarks

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Sharjah, United Arab Emirates