“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.
Sharjah Art Foundation
Considering Contemporary Strategies of Activist Curating and Art Making in Sharjah
Part II of a report on the 2018 Spring Exhibitions in Sharjah and the March Meeting.
Six Shows in Sharjah Challenge Curators to Look Beyond the Usual Suspects
Part I of two reports from the 2018 Spring Exhibitions and the March Meeting in Sharjah.
Egyptian Surrealism and the Quest to Define Modern Art in Egypt
Hyperallergic travels to Cairo to see one among a new wave of exhibitions that are reintroducing Egyptian modern art to a wider audience.
Best of 2016: Our Top 15 Exhibitions Around the World
Our picks for the best art shows in the world this year.
From Ancient Forms, an Artist Shapes a New Lexicon
SHARJAH, United Arab Emirates — Simone Fattal’s ancient-looking artifacts beckon from afar.
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?
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.
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.”
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.”
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.