Sharjah Art Foundation

Sharjah Biennial 9: Provisions for the Future
and Past of the Coming Days


Un-Drum 2/ The Chinese Connection

Un-Drum 2/ The Chinese Connection

Tarek Atoui
2009

Un-drum is a complex interaction between music composition, body movement, performance and computer and electronic engineering.

Beirut Caoutchouc

Beirut Caoutchouc

Marwan Rechmaoui
2004

First shown in Sharjah Biennial 7 and now part of the Sharjah Art Foundation Collection, Beirut Caoutchouc is one of Rechmaoui’s best known works.

A Monument for the Living

A Monument for the Living

Marwan Rechmaoui
2009

A Monument for the Living is a human-scale replica of the notorious Burj al Murr, a derelict concrete high-rise that towers over downtown Beirut.

God Grows on Trees

God Grows on Trees

Abbas Hamra
2007—2008

God Grows on Trees seeks to speak at once about religion, fear, hope, humanity, love and commoditisation.

In This is a Sign for Those Who Reflect

In This is a Sign for Those Who Reflect

Abbas Hamra
2009

Men take off their shoes before entering into a large room to sit close to each other in a circle. Women do the same on the other side of a curtain that separates them from the men.

Have a Pleasant Stay!

Have a Pleasant Stay!

Samira Badran
2009

With Have a Pleasant Stay! I wanted to create a space for reflection and empathy, a visual and physical metaphor of the concept of suffocation and claustrophobia.

Inheritance: Reclaiming Native Peoples and Places

Inheritance: Reclaiming Native Peoples and Places

Melissa Chimera and Adele Ne Jame
2009

Melissa Chimera created a series of oil paintings of white flowers, displayed in tandem with Ne Jame’s poems which evoke humanity’s connection to the seen and unseen world.

Airmail Paintings

Airmail Paintings

Eugenio Dittborn
2002—2008

The following is a text in progress, dating back to 1985 and now published in its eighth state; it is the Ars Pictorica of the Airmail Paintings:

The Majlis

The Majlis

Lamya Gargash
2008—2009

The Majlis is a series of photographs documenting different sitting areas regionally.

Drip Field

Drip Field

Sheela Gowda
2009

On my first visit to Sharjah, I came with very little knowledge about the cultural and physical nature of life in this part of the world.

Noor (Light)

Noor (Light)

Giuseppe Moscatello
2009

I work on the concept of time mainly by dissecting and analyzing time in relation to movement and the pace at which time moves.

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