With less than two weeks before the March 13 opening of Sharjah Biennial 11, join us for a preview panel discussion with Sharjah Art Foundation President and Director HE Sheikha Hoor AlQasimi, SB11 Curator Yuko Hasegawa and participating Artist Otobong Nkanga.
The panel will discuss the history of Sharjah Biennial and Yuko Hasegawa’s concept for the upcoming Biennial. Inspired by the courtyard in Islamic architecture, in particular the historical courtyards of Sharjah, where elements of both public and private life intertwine, Sharjah Biennial 11 Curator Yuko Hasegawa proposes a new cultural cartography that reconsiders the relationships between the Arab world, Asia, the Far East, through North Africa to Latin America. Artist Otobong Nkanga will speak about her site specific work Taste of Stone: Itiat Esa Ufok in which she explores themes concerning landscape, displacement and the notion of home.
The panel will be followed by a reception.