Temporary flesh walls’ stories, permanent posters and one portrait ​(detail), 2017

Sofiane Zouggar
Temporary flesh walls’ stories, permanent posters and one portrait ​(detail), 2017
Formwork, photography, dimensions variable
Installation view: Khorfakkan Cinema
Commissioned by Sharjah Art Foundation
Courtesy of the artist

Overview

The March Project 2017 exhibition features site-specific works developed by four artists during the fourth edition of this annual education residency programme. The 2017 exhibition includes video works, photography, sculpture and installations on view at SAF’s heritage houses and public spaces in Al Mureijah Square, Calligraphy Square and Arts Square. The works realised are the result of the artists’ experimentation with new aesthetic forms and their exploration of issues such as contemporary histories of Sharjah and the region as well as questions of production and consumerism.

Participants in the March Project 2017 exhibition are Al Anood Al Obaidly and Nasir Nasrallah from the United Arab Emirates, Mahmoud Safadi from Lebanon and Sofiane Zouggar from Algeria.

The March Project is an educational residency programme that provides opportunities for young artists to research, realise and present site-specific works through a series of professional development courses, seminars, exhibitions and site visits over a five-month period. Participants in this programme are chosen from the Gulf and abroad. Artists are assigned mentors who work closely with them as they develop their exhibition projects. For 2017, the mentors are Clelia Coussonnet and Lara Khaldi.

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