Sharjah Art Foundation

Post image for Two Lebanese Artists Reconstruct an Annihilated History

SHARJAH, United Arab Emirates — The show looks to answer the questions: How can we produce memory out of situations in which history has been annihilated? How can archeologists reconstruct sites in-situ where all the elements have gone missing?

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Post image for An Iranian Artist Who Found a Form of Resistance in Nature

SHARJAH, United Arab Emirates — For the renegade Iranian artist Farideh Lashai, landscape painting became a reflexive gesture to experiment with new forms and animated methods.

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Post image for The Underexplored Histories of Modern and Contemporary Art in the United Arab Emirates

SHARJAH, United Arab Emirates — In the words of French philosopher Jacques Derrida, “there is no political power without control of the archive, if not memory.”

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Post image for 60 Art World Luminaries Pressure UAE on “Chilling Precedent” Set by Recent Bans

The directors of some of the world’s most important art institutions, including the Tate and MoMA, have written a letter to UAE-affiliated art organizations asserting that “artists and academics should be allowed free passage to conduct research and work that is done in a peaceful and productive manner.”

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Post image for Professors Weigh in on Academic Freedom in the Emirates

A former professor at Zayed University in Abu Dhabi has argued that claims of academic freedom in the country are “essentially worthless” in an article for the Chronicle of Higher Education.

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