Overview

Overview

Thursday, 9 December, 4:00 – 10:00 pm
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Friday, 10 December, 4:00 – 10:00 pm
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Saturday, 11 December, 4:00 – 10:00 pm
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FOCAL POINT 2021 will take place on 9 – 11 December 2021 in Sharjah Art Foundation’s Bait Obaid Al Shamsi. It will bring together the work of 120+ publishers, magazines, artists, editors, authors and makers from the UAE and MEASA region.

In conjunction, the fair will open with a talks programme held at The Flying Saucer featuring recent releases from SAF Publishing, The Africa Institute and winners of SAF’s annual publishing grant in 2019 and 2020, as well as announce the winners of the 2021 edition. View the programme details here.

Launched in 2018, FOCAL POINT is an annual art book fair held in Sharjah by the Foundation to support, catalyse and promote interdisciplinary publishing practices as part of the arts ecology.

Exhibitors

Afterall, Al Mutwasit, Al Nahda Al Arabiya, Al Qasimi publications, Alia & Maitha Damithan, Alia Al Hammadi, Alireza Mohammadi (Bazar Art Book Fair), Ameerah Mousa, Arman Golestaneh (Bazar Art Book Fair), Art Africa magazine, Art Jameel, Asai (Africa Art Book Fair), Atelier HOKO (Singapore Art Book Fair) , Ayesha Bin Haider, Barakunan, Barjeel Art Foundation, Barthelemy Toguo (Africa Art Book Fair) , Beirut Concept Store, Black Dog Press, Blaft Publications, Bloomsbury Publishing, Cat Hu (Singapore Art Book Fair), Catsdraws, Chimurenga, Combined Academic Publishers, Contemporary Image Collective, Daniel Kotter (Bazar Art Book Fair), Dar Al Saqi, Dar Al Tawheed, Darat Al Funun, Department of Culture Sharjah, Dima Bittard, Editions Snoubar Bayrout, Emirates Fine Art Society, Errant Journal, Esraa Artist, Fa9la.ae, Famous Ilavbare, Fana' Collective, Fanzeen comics, Farside Collective, Fehras Publishing Practices, Galerie Clementine (Africa Art Book Fair), Gallery Isabelle van den Eynde, GINGKO, Golara Jahanian (Bazar Art Book Fair), Green Art Gallery, Gulf Photo, Plus, Hadeel Ahmed, Hedieh Ahmadi (Bazar Art Book Fair), Hessa Al Zarooni, In Plain Words (Singapore Art Book Fair), IRTHI, Jabal Amman Publishers, Juliana Tan (Singapore Art Book Fair), Kalimat Foundation, Kalimat Group, Kaph Books, Kawkab ElRasameen, Kayfa Ta, Khatt Books, Khawla AlMarzooqi, KULTE, La Decouverte (Africa Art Book Fair), Lai Yu Tong (Singapore Art Book Fair), Lawrie Shabibi, Locale, Louvre Abu Dhabi, Maamoul Press, Maha Al Mazrouei, Mahmoud Safwat, Makan Magazine, Maraya Art Centre – 1971 Design Space, Mariaam's store, Mediabus, Mizna, Mophradat, Mouza Al Hamrani, Nang Magazine, Nope Fun (Singapore Art Book Fair), Nora Zeid, NYU Abu Dhabi, Paper Monument, Penpowder, Plant Press (Singapore Art Book Fair), Qamise, Rafiqi, Rasamett, Rimal Books, Sadjad Ghoroqi (Bazar Art Book Fair), Salon für Kunstbuch, Samuel Nja Kwa (Africa Art Book Fair), Sana Haroon, Saqi, Sara AlDhubaib, Sara AlKhayyal, Shabahang Tayyari, Shadah.ae, Shadda.ae, Sharjah Institute for Heritage, Sharjah Museums, Shiva Sherveh (Bazar Art Book Fair), Swalif Collective, Tara Books, Tashkeel, Temporary Press (Singapore Art Book Fair), The Africa Institute, The Funambulist, The Institute of Critical Zoologists (Singapore Art Book Fair), The Marg Foundation, The Palestinian Museum, The Third Line, TokTok Magazine, UAE Ministry of Culture and Youth, Valiz, Yaarbal Books, YaHala Studio Archive, Zaghlool Socks, Zaman Books, ZAT magazine and 3losh Store.

  • Thursday, 9 December

    TALKS PROGRAMME
    10:00 am – 4:00 pm
    The Flying Saucer, Sharjah

    CHILDREN AND FAMILIES WORKSHOP
    4:00 pm – 10:00 pm
    Arts Square

    ADULTS WORKSHOP
    4:00 pm – 10:00 pm
    Bait Obaid Al Shamsi

    MUSIC PROGRAMME: Re|Sound
    09:00 pm
    Mirage City Cinema

  • Friday, 10 December

    CHILDREN AND FAMILIES WORKSHOP
    4:00 pm – 10:00 pm
    Arts Square

    ADULTS WORKSHOP
    4:00 pm – 10:00 pm
    Bait Obaid Al Shamsi

    CORNICHE 3 BOOK LAUNCH
    07:00 – 07:30 pm
    Bait Obaid Al Shamsi

    MUSIC PROGRAMME
    08:00 – 10:00 pm
    Bait Obaid Al Shamsi

  • Saturday, 11 December

    CHILDREN AND FAMILIES WORKSHOP
    4:00 pm – 10:00 pm
    Arts Square

    ADULTS WORKSHOP
    4:00 pm – 10:00 pm
    Bait Obaid Al Shamsi

    MUSIC PROGRAMME
    08:00 – 10:00 pm
    Bait Obaid Al Shamsi

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