Sharjah Art Foundation Announces Participants of Sharjah Biennial 13’s Concluding Programme in Beirut
Candice Lin, Sketch for Destroyed Documents, 2017. Watercolour and ink on paper. Image Courtesy of the artist
Sharjah Art Foundation (SAF) announces the participants of Sharjah Biennial 13’s (SB13) concluding programme in Beirut, organised with Ashkal Alwan, including the off-site project Upon a Shifting Plate and Act II of the Biennial.
Themed around the keyword “culinary,” Upon a Shifting Plate is the Biennial’s fourth and final off-site project. Ashkal Alwan–the SB13 interlocutor of the culinary programme–presents a weekend of discursive and performative projects, where workshops, walks, talks, and cooking sessions will explore the production and consumption of culinary heritage, and how our eating habits condition and shape our psychological and cultural dispositions.
On October 14, Act II launches two exhibitions conceived by guest curators Hicham Khalidi and Reem Fadda at Beirut Art Center and Sursock Museum respectively.
In this final chapter of the Biennial, Reem Fadda’s exhibition Fruit of Sleep explores the notion of dormancy, looking at sleep as an act of neither the singular or collective mind, but rather of a social body carefully plotting action in the face of failed revolutionary attempts.
Hicham Khalidi’s exhibition An unpredictable expression of human potential seeks to address the current moment of disenfranchisement and frustration, pondering whether the young generation holds the vitality needed to upturn the socio-political legacies of modernity.
In addition, Act II features a public programme of talks, film screenings, and performances across the city, including new commissions and publications released throughout SB13 in Beirut, Dakar, Istanbul, Ramallah, and Sharjah.
The full programme will be released shortly on Sharjah Art Foundation and Ashkal Alwan’s websites.
Curated by Christine Tohme, Sharjah Biennial 13: Tamawuj unfolds in five parts, from October 2016 to October 2017. SB13 includes exhibitions and a public programme in two acts in Sharjah and Beirut; a year-long education programme in Sharjah; off-site projects in Dakar, Istanbul, Ramallah, and Beirut; and the online publishing platform, tamawuj.org.