4:00 pm

Spring 2021 exhibitions open to the public

Rayyane Tabet: Exquisite Corpse
Galleries 1, 2 & 3, Al Mureijah Art Spaces
Unsettled Objects
The Flying Saucer, Dasman
Tarek Atoui: Cycles in 11
Bait Al Serkal, Arts Square
Zarina Bhimji: Black Pocket
Galleries 4, 5 & 6, Al Mureijah Art Spaces

5:00-5:15 pm

March Meeting 2021: Welcome remarks
Hoor Al Qasimi (President and Director, Sharjah Art Foundation)

5:15–7:15 pm

Sharjah Biennial in Retrospect
Mona Al Khaja (artist), Hisham Al Madhloum (artist), Dr Yousif Aydabi (Cultural Advisor, Sheikh Dr Sultan Al Qasimi Centre), Mohammed Kazem (artist)
Moderator: Noora Al Mualla (Director of Learning and Research, Sharjah Art Foundation)

The panelists in this roundtable played a crucial role in the establishment of the Sharjah Biennial. They will reflect on their experience, and offer historical and critical feedback on the conception and evolution of the Biennial, from its inception in 1993 to the launch of a new approach in 2003.

7:20–9:20 pm

Sharjah Biennial in Retrospect
Hoor Al Qasimi, Peter Lewis (curator), Jack Persekian (Director, Al Ma'mal Foundation), Suha Shoman (Founder and Chair, Darat Al Funun, The Khalid Shoman Foundation)
Moderator: Tarek Abou El Fetouh (curator)

This roundtable will focus on the three editions of the Sharjah Biennial held after 2003, when the Biennial shed its traditional model of nation-state representation and blossomed into a curated exhibition with an overarching theme and collateral events.

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March Meeting 2021 Day 1

The Man Who Sold His Skin (2020)

In this feature-length drama, Sam, a young refugee agrees to an unusual deal with a contemporary artist, turning his life over in an attempt to reunite with his partner and find freedom.