Spaceship Sharjah, 2014

Frank Harris
Spaceship Sharjah, 2014
Wood, lenses and paint
Dimensions variable
Installation view
Photo by Alfredo Rubio

Overview

This exhibition features the work of seven young artists- Noor Al Bastaki, Marcela Florido, Frank Harris, Holly Hendry, Ahmed Fouad Rageb, Nourine Shenawy and Eman Youniss. The works realised in this exhibition draw upon the role of architecture, space and movement in the hybrid culture and society of Sharjah. The interactions in Sharjah between residents and its private and public spaces, as well as the occupation and use of these places, play a central role in these site-specific works installed throughout SAF Art Spaces and Bait Obaid Al Shamsi, in the Arts Area.

Artwork Images

Sawalef (Tales)

Noor Al Bastaki
2014

Installation, video
Dimensions variable
Commissioned by Sharjah Art Foundation
Sharjah Art Foundation Collection
Photo by Alfredo Rubio

In this work Noor Al Bastaki explores how society is defined by the public interactions between different types of people.

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Contos

Marcela Florido
2013-2014

Oil on canvas, oil and charcoal on paper
Dimensions variable
Commissioned by Sharjah Art Foundation
Sharjah Art Foundation Collection
Photo by Alfredo Rubio

Marcela Florido uses of raw pigments to reflect the landscape of Sharjah through the medium of painting.

Contos Image

Spaceship Sharjah

Frank Harris
2014

Installation, wood, lenses, paint
Dimensions variable
Commissioned by Sharjah Art Foundation
Sharjah Art Foundation Collection
Photo by Alfredo Rubio

Using a camera obscura, the oldest device for capturing the world as an image, Spaceship Sharjah combines and warps the images of these symbolic structures.

Spaceship Sharjah Image

Homeostasis

Holly Hendry
2014

Installation, metal pipes, pillows, wadding, meranti wood, fan
Dimensions variable
Commissioned by Sharjah Art Foundation
Sharjah Art Foundation Collection
Photo by Alfredo Rubio

Fascinated with the history of these architectural forms and their function, Holly Hendry uses the traditional form of the Barjeel as the conceptual framework in this installation.

Homeostasis Image

Untitled

Ahmed Fouad Rageb
2014

Installation, 20 radio transmitters, 20 mp3 players and 5 radio receivers
Dimensions variable
Commissioned by Sharjah Art Foundation
Sharjah Art Foundation Collection
Photo by Alfredo Rubio

Twenty radio transmitters are distributed around SAF Art Spaces, transmitting pre-recorded audio interviews with a range of Sharjah Art Foundation staff members, who have a strong relationship and familiarity with the area.

Untitled Image

Closed Letter

Nourine Shenawy
2014

Installation, paper, cardboard, foil, pencil
Dimensions variable
Commissioned by Sharjah Art Foundation
Sharjah Art Foundation Collection
Photo by Alfredo Rubio

In Closed Letter Nourine Shenawy asked people for short texts that describe their thoughts before falling asleep.

Closed Letter Image

The Sacred Room

Eman Youniss
2014

Installation
Dimensions variable
Commissioned by Sharjah Art Foundation
Sharjah Art Foundation Collection
Photo by Alfredo Rubio

The Sacred Room is a replica of Eman Youniss’ grandfather’s room—his private domain, complete with original objects and belongings.

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Related

The March Project 2014

The March Project

The March Project is an educational residency programme for young artists that provides opportunities to research, realise and present site-specific works.