“I could not have a relationship with a regime that is now officially complicit in the Israeli occupation of Palestinians,” said Mohamed Badarne, a Berlin-based artist.
Part II of a report on the 2018 Spring Exhibitions in Sharjah and the March Meeting.
Part I of two reports from the 2018 Spring Exhibitions and the March Meeting in Sharjah.
Hyperallergic travels to Cairo to see one among a new wave of exhibitions that are reintroducing Egyptian modern art to a wider audience.
Our picks for the best art shows in the world this year.
SHARJAH, United Arab Emirates — Simone Fattal’s ancient-looking artifacts beckon from afar.
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?
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.
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.”
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.”
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.