Inspired by the multilayered histories of the city’s waterways, the biennial’s curatorial team has amassed an exciting array of contemporary Canadian and international artists, with a focus on Indigenous artists.
The Voice Before the Law explores the ways in which linguistic uses and misuses are bound to legal systems.
Lawrence Abu Hamdan, Helen Cammock, Tai Shani, and Oscar Murillo told the judges in a letter, “The politics we deal with differ greatly, and for us it would feel problematic if they were pitted against each other.”
Lawrence Abu Hamdan, Helen Cammock, Oscar Murillo, and Tai Shani have been shortlisted for the coveted prize.
The four artists shortlisted for this year’s prize are being masked by the company Stagecoach, whose chairman was behind a homophobic political campaign in 2000.
The current show at the SculptureCenter demonstrates how far contemporary artists have gone to transform their work into documentary evidence on the political threshold.
Lawrence Abu Hamdan attempts to reconstruct the psycho-physical conditions in which prisoners lived at Syria’s Saydnaya prison by using recorded testimonials.
The ambitious volume Dissonant Archives: Contemporary Visual Culture and Contested Narratives in the Middle East in many ways responds to the post-1990s archive fever, but from a specific geographic locale.
The 13th Sharjah Biennial, titled Tamawuj, immerses you in distinctly crafted and compelling realities through sound, video works, and maze-like installations.
The latest Sharjah Biennial features over 50 international artists, many of whom have created impressive installations in the Emirate.