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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
Time Travel (2019)

Time Travel (2019)

Caline Aoun

Informed by engagement with urbanism, architecture, print and digital technology, Caline Aoun’s work often takes the shape of a considered experiment.

Specters of Noon 2019

Specters of Noon 2019

Allora & Calzadilla

Since 1995, Allora & Calzadilla have produced work in sculpture, video, sound and performance, often in various combinations, to create sensual and immersive works of compound meaning.

The Starving of Sudan (2008)

The Starving of Sudan (2008)

Xu Zhen

Questioning the conventions of what contemporary art is and can do, Xu Zhen’s work spans a wide range of mediums, including painting, sculpture, photography, video, installation and performance.

Romance Section (2016–2019)

Romance Section (2016–2019)

Lantian Xie

Lantian Xie’s work evolves from careful observation of situations, stories and everyday vernacular that are local to the United Arab Emirates as well as similar places of transience.

T. Shanaathanan: Various Works (2009–2019)

T. Shanaathanan: Various Works (2009–2019)

T. Shanaathanan

T. Shanaathanan’s practice grapples with realities of displacement and a familial desire to piece together experiences born out of violent fragmentation, particularly through an examination of Sri Lanka’s civil war (1978–2009).

TUGU 1370: 1425(2018–2019)

TUGU 1370: 1425(2018–2019)

Ampannee Satoh

Working in photography and video, Ampannee Satoh explores an era marked by the abolition of the Thai sultanate system by King Rama V (1853–1910) and his subsequent centralisation of power, which led to increased tensions between the dominant Buddhist society and the minority Malay Muslim community.

Nomads of the Sea (2019)

Nomads of the Sea (2019)

Lisa Reihana

Through reimagined narratives based in factual research and primary source material, Lisa Reihana examines the culture and history of Māori and South Pacific Islander peoples.

Qiu Zhijie: Various Works (2015–2019)

Qiu Zhijie: Various Works (2015–2019)

Qiu Zhijie

As artist, writer, curator, professor and thinker, Qiu Zhijie draws on many different artistic sources and bodies of thought, from contemporary art to Chinese traditions of ink painting and calligraphy.

Mute Grain (2019)

Mute Grain (2019)

Phan Thảo Nguyên

In Phan Thảo Nguyên’s work, the Vietnamese countryside is a dreamscape in which cultural and political histories play out.

house of MAKEdbA (2019)

house of MAKEdbA (2019)

Neo Muyanga

Neo Muyanga’s music and compositions draw on a variety of styles and themes, including Renaissance madrigals, operettas and acoustic pop.

The Letter Writing Project (1998/2019)

The Letter Writing Project (1998/2019)

Lee Mingwei

Often emerging from observation of everyday experience and interactions, Lee Mingwei’s participatory projects explore notions of memory, self-reflection and interpersonal relations.

Keroncong Concordia (2019)

Keroncong Concordia (2019)

Jompet Kuswidananto

Exploring Indonesia’s colonial history, Jompet Kuswidananto’s SB14 commission, Keroncong Concordia (2019), examines greed and desire for social control through fragmented memory and residual folk tunes.

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