Tour and Talk Description
After a guided tour of the Vantage Point Sharjah 9 (VPS9) exhibition, attendees are invited to a talk titled Between Movement and Pause: The Visual Archaeology of a Pandemic. Artist Hind Mezaina and photographer Noora Al Neyadi will present their recent photography projects and talk about documenting the changed landscape and realities of the UAE during the COVID-19 pandemic. Mezaina will discuss her new project Wonder Land (developed for Tashkeel's Critical Practice Programme, 2020), which captures the disruption of life during the first peak of the pandemic, with a focus on abandoned public places seemingly frozen in time. Al Neyadi will reflect on her new series of portraits and photographs, titled Eyes Stories, that puts a face on the brave doctors, nurses, cleaners, security guards and volunteer workers on the frontlines of this fight.
Presenters: Hind Mezaina, Artist, writer, film curator, blogger and podcaster; and Noora Al Neyadi, Photographer
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This event is free and open to the public, but prior registration is encouraged as places are limited.
COVID-19 safety measures
Please note that in line with government health and safety guidelines, visitors are required to wear masks during visits to the exhibition spaces and keep a safe distance from others at all times. Audience capacity at the venue will be limited to ensure adherence to social distancing rules and seating will be arranged accordingly.
Vantage Point Sharjah 9 (VPS9) is the ninth iteration of Sharjah Art Foundation's annual initiative dedicated to the medium of photography. The exhibition is on view from 18 September through 18 December at the Foundation's off-site venue Al Hamriyah Studios.
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