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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

A self-taught artist and writer, Omer Khairy is most known for his meticulous work with black ink on plain wood and paper, a style which he developed in the late 1970s and 1980s.

Born into a Palestinian family in Beirut in 1952, Hatoum relocated to Europe in 1975 when the outbreak of civil war in Lebanon during a visit to London unexpectedly prevented her return.

A leading figure in the ‘second generation’ of contemporary artists in the United Arab Emirates, Mohammed Kazem has developed an artistic practice that encompasses video, photography and performance.

Huma Bhabha’s post-apocalyptic and poetic sculptures are assembled using a myriad of unconventional materials. The pieces thread figuration and abstraction together, making cultural references from cinematography to architecture, exploring conflict, displacement and longing.

Huguette Caland’s work is notable for its wide-ranging style, material, subject matter and medium. Her rich and varied exploratory spans multiple disciplines and has been produced across multiple geographies.

Hrair Sarkissian’s work in photography, video, sculpture and installation is often marked by an uncanny stillness or silence that enables reflection on histories of violence and erasure.

As a photographer and educator, Dawoud Bey is celebrated for his rich, psychologically compelling portraits. He is renowned for his explorations of different formal and material methods, which connect profoundly with the local communities he photographs.

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