Sharjah Art Foundation

Sharjah Biennial 8
Still Life: Art, Ecology, and the Politics of Change


The Desert and the Sea Scroll

The Desert and the Sea Scroll

Abdallah Saadi
2006/2007

I have been going on bike rides since 1992 - in the Emirates as well as in other places such as Japan, France, Scotland ... On these trips I make sketches of natural scenes and document them in my journals.

Vacuum

Vacuum

Raeda Saadeh
2007

The woman as a recurring subject in my installations or performance work is represented as living in a state of occupation.

The charming young lady

The charming young lady

Budoor al riyami
2006

Filled with thousands of commands each second, our brains can no longer be surprised.

In the desert

In the desert

Noguchi Rika
2006/2007

One day, I met dressed camels in a desert.

The invisible enemy should not exist

The invisible enemy should not exist

Michael Rakowitz
2007

The invisible enemy should not exist, 2007 Michael Rakowitz’s most recent project, was originally conceived for a solo exhibition beginning of this year at Lombard-Freid Projects in New York City.

Civilian Defense (sandbag)

Civilian Defense (sandbag)

Dan Peterman
2007

Dan Peterman has been working since the mid-1980s as both an artist and an activist on the explosive intersection of ecology and aesthetics.

I Draw

I Draw

Dan Perjovschi
2007

I use drawing to organise knowledge.

Still life

Still life

Pablo Patrucco

2007

It is Benjamin who suggests that in order to truly know a society one has to look at the less privileged environs of its interstices, at the objects that are left behind as a result of human activity, at its waste and at the order that they represent or parody to some extent.

Heart of darkness

Heart of darkness

Cornelia Parker

2004

For some years Cornelia Parker’s work has been concerned with formalising things beyond our control, containing the volatile and making it into something that is quiet and contemplative like the "eye of the storm".

Florilegium

Florilegium

Jacques Nimki
2007

I work from or within the urban environment, using mainly weeds and flowers to examine various ideas: plants looked at but not seen, forgotten in the backdrops of the everyday, inhabiting places that are usually neglected or unexplored.

Cigarette Butt Street Rug

Cigarette Butt Street Rug

Jesus Bubu Negron
2007

The projects that I develop promote social interaction with authority and the structures of power in society.

Landscape Minus 37 ° C

Landscape Minus 37 ° C

Maha Mustafa
2004

In the art of Maha Mustafa a tension appears physically between what you might call a "meteorological" and a "geological" perspective.

Untitled

Untitled

Abdal Rahman Al Ma’aini
2007

Abdul Rahman Al Ma’aini’s works are fields of visual signals painted with accuracy and precision.

The Nature of Human Nature

The Nature of Human Nature

Mind Bomb
2007

MindBomb started as the street postering project of a group of artists and friends in 2002 in Cluj, Romania.

Project Stockholm, June (Phase 1)

Project Stockholm, June (Phase 1)

Gustav Metzger
1972/2007

Environment is the smoke humanity has laid on Nature: the people who used Latin had no word for Environment – they only knew natura.

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