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Sharjah Biennial 13: Tamawuj, extends beyond previous Sharjah Biennial formats in both space and time to encompass exhibitions, projects and education programmes in five locations. Curated by Christine Tohme, Sharjah Biennial 13 (SB13) includes a public programme in two acts, one in Sharjah (March 10–June 12, 2017) and one in Beirut (October 19, 2017–January 19, 2018), as well as the SB13 School education programme in Sharjah. Off-site projects have been conceived by four interlocutors, each engaging with one keyword underpinning the conceptual framework of SB13. Kader Attia investigates water in Dakar (January 8–9, 2017), Zeynep Oz considers crops in Istanbul (opening May 13, 2017), Lara Khaldi studies earth in Ramallah (opening August 10, 2017) and Ashkal Alwan reflects on the culinary in Beirut (opening October 15, 2017). SB13 also features two notable components in the form of digital platforms: chip-ship, a data-rich source of research as well as the Biennial’s year-long publishing platform www.tamawuj.org.
Sharjah Biennial 13: Tamawuj includes works by:
A.S.T (Diann Bauer, Felice Grodin, Patricia M. Hernandez, Elite Kedan with Keller Easterling), Lawrence Abu Hamdan*, Abbas Akhavan*, Abdullah Al Saadi, Tamara Al Samerraei*, Allora & Calzadilla, Maria Thereza Alves*, Kader Attia, Tonico Lemos Auad, Ismaïl Bahri, Sarnath Banerjee, Yto Barrada, Abdelkader Benchamma*, Dineo Seshee Bopape, Jonathas de Andrade, Mariana Castillo Deball, Roy Dib*, Vikram Divecha*, Barış Doğrusöz, Koo Donghee*, Mandy El Sayegh*, İnci Eviner*, Em'kal Eyongakpa, Harun Farocki, Fehras Publishing Practices*, Futurefarmers, Daniele Genadry*, Deniz Gül, Shadi Habib Allah*, Taloi Havini, Takashi Ishida, İz Öztat & Fatma Belkıs, Ali Jabri, Lamia Joreige, Christoph Keller*, Samir Khaddaje, Mahmoud Khaled*, Nesrine Khodr*, Basim Magdy, Metahaven*, Hind Mezaina*, Hana Miletić, Mochu*, Oscar Murillo*, Joe Namy*, Natascha Sadr Haghighian with Ashkan Sepahvand, Uriel Orlow, Christodoulos Panayiotou, Deborah Poynton, Khalil Rabah*, Jon Rafman, Rain Wu and Eric Chen, Raqs Media Collective*, Marwan Rechmaoui*, Stéphanie Saadé, Ghassan Salhab, Roy Samaha*, Massinissa Selmani*, Setareh Shahbazi*, Ross Simonini, Nida Sinnokrot, Walid Siti, Monika Sosnowska, Zhou Tao*, The Otolith Group*, Mario García Torres*, Ursula Biemann and Paulo Tavares, Jorinde Voigt, James Webb, Paola Yacoub*, Fathallah Zamroud*
SB13 features over 25 commissions (noted with an * above). Artists Noor Abuarafeh, Iman Issa and Karine Wehbé will contribute with publications that will be released throughout the year.
Artists Christoph Keller, Metahaven and Zhou Tao have been commissioned to produce works which will be completed over the course of the year.