Sound cells: FRIDAYS

Sound cells: FRIDAYS

Magdi Mostafa

Sound cells : FRIDAYS, the second installation in Magdi Mostafa’s '(sound cells)' series, is an abstract evocation of the artist’s Cairo neighbourhood, Ardellawa, as heard on Fridays – a day of prayer, but also a day of household chores and cleaning.

Enclosed

Enclosed

Amina Menia

Enclosed revisits the extraordinary history of a monument located in the heart of Algiers.

$3,000/Night Room

$3,000/Night Room

Ahmed Mater

The Fairmont Hotel in the Clock Tower of the Abraaj al Bait complex has 858 rooms, each with an en suite bathroom with tub. Many wealthy families from the Gulf have a room booked year-round for themselves and their visitors.

Peace is Not What You Believe

Peace is Not What You Believe

Kamarstudios

Peace is not what you believe explores how we hear and understand the world and attempts to open a new space where we can move freely.

Studio Pietà (King Kong Komplex)

Studio Pietà (King Kong Komplex)

Simon Fujiwara

Studio Pietà (King Kong Komplex) tells the story of Simon Fujiwara’s attempt to restage and photograph a lost picture of his mother held in the arms of a Lebanese boyfriend.

Infinite Rock

Infinite Rock

Thilo Frank

Infinite Rock is a disturbing caesura in the absolute brightness of the Arabian urban fabric: a dark volume that absorbs all light, creating a visual current that draws in the visitor.

Ichi

Ichi

Lara Favaretto

Compromised of 121 iron scaffolding pipes from Sharjah, one of which created by a Syrian weaver in the city is completely covered in red wool thread.

XYZ

XYZ

Eduardo Navarro

XYZ (2015) is an original children’s activity that aims to reprogramme the mechanical and analytical skills used to win a game and in so doing make ‘winning’ once again a byproduct of play rather than its goal.

Heritages

Heritages

Saadane Afif

In 1974, Italian designer Enzo Mari published 'Proposta per un’ autoprogettazione' (Proposal for Self-Design), a spiral-bound booklet containing instructions for building basic chairs, tables and shelves.

Heritage Studies #5

Heritage Studies #5

Iman Issa

As part of her series ‘Heritage Studies’ (2015-), based on existing museum objects, artworks and elements from the past, the work does not always bear physical resemblance to their historical referents, it shares similar sets of concerns.

Heritage Studies #3

Heritage Studies #3

Iman Issa

As part of her series ‘Heritage Studies’ (2015-), based on existing museum objects, artworks and elements from the past, the work does not always bear physical resemblance to their historical referents, it shares similar sets of concerns.

Heritage Studies #1

Heritage Studies #1

Iman Issa

As part of her series ‘Heritage Studies’ (2015-), based on existing museum objects, artworks and elements from the past, the work does not always bear physical resemblance to their historical referents, it shares similar sets of concerns.

Use Like Water

Use Like Water

Nikhil Chopra

Through the work, Nikhil Chopra explores the layers beneath the region’s shiny veneer. By focusing on the positioning of the subject in nature, the artist examines the history of the land and sea and how they have connected people for thousands of years, expanding our understanding of humanity.

Untitled

Untitled

Unnikrishnan C

Unnikrishnan’s paintings and carvings on brick record intimate scenes of life in the city and anecdotes of his relations with people and objects.

Mount Tamalpaïs

Mount Tamalpaïs

Etel Adnan

Commissioned tapestry for Sharjah Biennial 12 showing the artist's subtle power as a colourist.

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