Sharjah Art Foundation announces that the next March Meeting, originally scheduled to take place from 21–23 March 2020 and postponed due to COVID-19, has been moved to March 2021. The next edition of the Sharjah Biennial, originally scheduled to open in March 2021, will now open in March 2022.
Sharjah Art Foundation’s March Meeting is an annual convening for artists, curators and art practitioners to come together and discuss vital issues in contemporary art through a three-day programme of panels, performances and events. Titled Unravelling the Present, March Meeting 2021 (MM 2021) will examine the history of the Sharjah Biennial and past March Meetings, bringing together former Sharjah Biennial curators, participants and interlocutors as well as art historians and critics to discuss the role of the Biennial as a catalyst for critical dialogue and transnational exchange. MM 2021 will also explore the evolution of the Biennial in its effort to break away from traditional modes of curating and displaying art, while engaging with the public by activating non-institutional spaces and moving to non-geographic models of representation. Although MM 2021 will take place a year ahead of Sharjah Biennial 15: Thinking Historically in the Present, its theme is conceived as part of the overarching proposal by the late curator Okwui Enwezor for SB15, which will open the following spring.
Additional details about March Meeting 2021 and Sharjah Biennial 15 will be available in the coming months. To receive up-to-date information about MM 2021 and SB15, register here.