Organised in conjunction with the Sharjah Biennial 14 exhibition Making New Time, the final day of March Meeting 2019 asks the question, ‘What does it mean to create dangerously?’, an allusion to the title of a 1957 lecture given by Albert Camus. This gathering presents an assembly of thoughts and forms that examine how one produces art when one is constantly perceived as an immigrant wherever she or he roams or lives. How can those in exile create practices that build community, and even more so, a discourse around art? How can they enable new forms of agency that exist against the historical prejudices wrought upon the lives of artists with marginalised identities and associations? How can a propositional space for the future be ‘imagined’?

9:30 am–10:15 am


10:15 am–10:30 am

A poem, a context or a dream
Welcome remarks
Omar Kholeif

10:30 am–12:00 pm

Africa is not a country; the Middle East is not a continent

10:30 am–11:00 am
Otobong Nkanga and Koyo Kouoh in conversation

11:00 am–11:30 am
Hannah Feldman and Akram Zaatari in conversation

11:30 am–12:00 pm
Roundtable with Otobong Nkanga, Koyo Kouoh, Hannah Feldman and Akram Zaatari
Moderated by Sofia Victorino

12:00 pm–1:00 pm

Holding time: history, fiction, experience
Tarek El-Ariss

1:00 pm–2:30 pm


2:30 pm–4:00 pm

What does it mean to make new time?
Aram Moshayedi, Zoe Butt, Koray Duman, Todd Reisz and Reem Fadda
Moderated by Sarah Perks

4:00 pm–4:20 pm

Coffee break

4:20 pm–4:40 pm

A manifesto
Douglas Coupland

4:40 pm–5:00 pm

A summoning
Yasmine El Rashidi

5:00 pm–6:00 pm

The imagination in the thought of Ibn Al Arabi
Closing keynote
Fatima Al Qasimi

6:30 pm–7:00 pm

house of MAKEdbA
Neo Muyanga
Al Hamriyah Studios

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