5:00–7:00 pm

Sharjah Biennials in a Regional Context
Panel
Anita Dube (artist, curator), Reem Fadda (Director, Abu Dhabi Cultural Foundation), Yuko Hasegawa (Artistic Director, Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo and Professor, Tokyo University of the Arts), Alia Swastika (curator)
Moderator: Arshiya Lokhandwala (art historian, curator and Founder, Lakeeren Art Gallery)

Composed of curators, art critics and art historians, this panel will focus on the Sharjah Biennial within the context of biennials in the Middle East and South East Asia. The panelists will rethink the form of biennials both in relation to their location and in relation to the global art world. They will discuss old and well-established biennials but also consider the role of new ones, including biennials in Alexandria, Baghdad, Cairo, Jakarta, Karachi, Kochi, Lahore, Qalandiya/Riwaq and Yogyakarta.

7:10–9:10 pm

Sharjah Biennials in a Regional Context
Panel
Ehab Ellaban (Director, Center of Arts, Cairo), Vasif Kortun (curator), Qudsia Rahim (Executive Director, Lahore Biennale Foundation and Director, Lahore Biennale), Nada Shabout (Professor, Art History and Coordinator, Contemporary Arab and Muslim Cultural Studies Initiative, University of North Texas)
Moderator: John Tain (Head of Research, Asia Art Archive)

Composed of curators, art critics and art historians, this panel will continue the discussion on the Sharjah Biennial within the context of biennials in the Middle East and South East Asia. Speakers will rethink the form of biennials both in relation to their location and in relation to the global art world. They will discuss old and well-established biennials but also consider the role of new ones, including biennials in Alexandria, Baghdad, Cairo, Jakarta, Karachi, Kochi, Lahore, Qalandiya/Riwaq and Yogyakarta.

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