16.5 x 11.5 cm
English and Arabic
153 pages, 67 visuals
Published by Sharjah Art Foundation, 2018
This exhibition booklet is a record of Sharjah Art Foundation’s retrospective exhibition of the work of Egyptian artist Anna Boghiguian, curated by Hoor Al Qasimi, Director of Sharjah Art Foundation. The exhibition presents her multimedia installations The Salt Traders (2015), A Play to Play (2013) (based on the works of the poet Tagore) and Unfinished Symphony (2011–2012); the drawing series A Poet on the Edge of History (Constantine Cavafy) (1995–2017); a large selection of illustrated notebooks (1981–present) and a recreation of the artist’s studio in Cairo. Characterised by bold colours and saturated compositions, Boghiguian’s paintings and sculptures combine materials like wax, wood and paint with cut-outs and collage. Her work also comprises photography, text, sound and site-specific installations that derive from her observations of social conflicts.