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Rain Room, Sharjah

Sharjah Art Foundation presents Rain Room for the first time in the Middle East. The installation is permanently sited in Al Majarrah, Sharjah.

Random International
2012

Rain Room, Sharjah

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The Interview

These opening lines introduce The Interview, an indirect narration of the real-life story of Dr Abdul Nabi, an Iraqi doctor who came to the United States in 2008.

Işıl Eğrikavuk
2008

The Interview

Tony Chakar is an architect, artist and writer whose work incorporates literature, philosophy and theory. He writes widely for art and architecture magazines while also teaching the history of art and architecture in Lebanon.

Saule Suleimenova uses painting, photography, performance art and installation to navigate traditional Kazakh culture and the aesthetics of revolt by employing a wide range of media such as wax, plastic bags, scrap metal and cellophane.

One of the Gulf’s pioneering contemporary artists and writers, Thuraya Al-Baqsami’s work in painting and printmaking has been heavily influenced by her experience of living through the Iraqi invasion of Kuwait in 1990–1991.

Yüksel Arslan has been associated with both the surrealist movement in Turkey and the intellectual circles of 1960s Paris. Mining the depths of the unconscious mind, his work connects critical thought and spirituality, existing between mythology, science and the visual arts.

Semiha Berksoy was a seminal figure in Turkey’s cultural scene. Hailing from an artistic family, she began her career as a performer, playing lead roles in several operas, films and theatres—including Turkey’s first professional opera production and its first sound film.

Through references to gender roles and the female experience, Sara Abu Abdallah's work explores issues of obscurity and value, probing the social and cultural conditions of life in contemporary Saudi Arabia.

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