5:00–6:00 pm

Dismantling the Master’s House
Keynote
Françoise Verges (author, public educator, decolonial feminist)

Françoise Vergès will reflect on the increased violence on women’s bodies worldwide, including mutilations, dismemberment and burning as well as the assaults on refugees, migrants, indigenous peoples and communities of colour. She will discuss how platforms bringing together artists, activists and scholars can contribute to thinking about these issues ‘historically in the present’. The keynote will be configured as a palimpsest of memories, images and histories of struggle.

6:10–8:10 pm

Sharjah Biennial in Retrospect
Roundtable
John Akomfrah (artist, filmmaker), Eungie Joo (Curator of Contemporary Art, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art), Omar Kholeif (Director of Collections and Senior Curator, Sharjah Art Foundation), Amina Menia (artist), Otobong Nkanga (artist)
Moderator: Aisha Stoby (curator/researcher)

The final session of the three roundtables will focus on the last four editions of the Sharjah Biennial and their impact on the contemporary art scene, both regionally and globally.

8:10–9:10 pm

Breakout session for the audience and March Meeting participants to discuss topics related to MM 2021: Unravelling the Present.

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