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Sharjah Biennial 12: The past, the present, the possible

Arts Area

05 Mar 201505 Jun 2015

Sharjah Biennial 12: The past, the present, the possible (SB12) began to take shape in a private conversation between artist Danh Vo and curator Eungie Joo in early 2013. Together they discussed the relevance of contemporary art and the potential of artistic positions to imagine something beyond current states of social and political confinement—and the need for artists to play active roles in imagining the possible.

While archeological research confirms the presence of humans in this region over 125,000 years ago, Sharjah — as a city, an emirate and a member of a relatively young federation — is still in the process of imagining itself through education, culture, religion, heritage and science. SB12 invites more than fifty artists and cultural practitioners from approximately twenty-five countries to participate in this process by introducing their ideas of the possible through their art and work.

SB12 will be on view from March 5 – June 5, 2015, with opening events taking place March 5 – 7. A vital component of Sharjah Art Foundation’s annual programming, March Meeting 2015 will take place 11 – 16 May. SB12  also features a monthly talks series in Sharjah beginning in September 2014.

Sharjah Biennial is organized by Sharjah Art Foundation, which brings a broad range of contemporary art and cultural programmes to the communities of Sharjah, the UAE and the region.

Since 1993, Sharjah Biennial has commissioned, produced and presented large-scale public installations, performances and films, offering artists from the region and beyond an internationally-recognized platform for exhibition and experimentation.

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Danh Vo

Danh Vo

Curators

Eungie Joo

Special Events

Destination: Dubai & Sharjah
Where: Arts Area
Type: Opening

Official opening

Destination: Dubai & Sharjah
Where: Arts Area
Type: Opening

Abkhazia Anembassy hours with Maxim Gvinjia part of Secession Sessions by Eric Baudelaire.

Ongoing
XYZ: action by Eduardo Navarro
Use Like Water: performance by Nikhil Chopra

Destination: Dubai & Sharjah
Where: Arts Area
Type: Opening

Souls’ Landscapes: Violence, magical superstructures & invisible guardians: performance by Uriel Barthélémi

Destination: Dubai & Sharjah
Where: Arts Area
Type: Performance

Abkhazia Anembassy hours with Maxim Gvinjia part of Secession Sessions by Eric Baudelaire

Destination: Dubai & Sharjah
Where: Arts Area
Type: Performance

Fanfare funérailles (Funeral Brass): performance by Papy Ebotani. Use Like Water: performance by Nikhil Chopra.

Destination: Dubai & Sharjah
Where: Arts Area
Type: Performance

Le Cargo: performance by Faustin Linyekula

Destination: Dubai & Sharjah
Where: Arts Area
Type: Talk

In the absence of the objects seen: screening event by Ayreen Anastas and Rene Gabri

Destination: Dubai & Sharjah
Where: Arts Area
Type: Guided Tour

Excursion to Kalba to view installation by Adrián Villar Rojas

Destination: Dubai & Sharjah
Where: Arts Area
Type: Performance

Souls’ Landscapes: The great mantle of night which has enveloped us…: performance by Uriel Barthélémi

Destination: Dubai & Sharjah
Where: Arts Area
Type: Performance

Le Cargo: performance by Faustin Linyekula

 

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OPENING:
mon, tue, wed, thu, sat, sun 10:00 am - 10:00 pm; fri 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

T: +971 6 568 5050 M: info@sharjahart.org W: Sharjah Biennial 12
ADDRESS:
Arts Area Sharjah, United Arab Emirates