ISBN number 978-9948-446-72-9
20 x 13 cm
English and Arabic
Published by Sharjah Art Foundation
Co-curated by Sharjah Art Foundation Director Hoor Al Qasimi and Serpentine Gallery Artistic Director Hans Ulrich Obrist, do it بالعربي [in Arabic] is a new iteration of the ongoing do it publication and exhibition project originally conceived by Christian Boltanski, Bertrand Lavier and Obrist in 1993.
do it بالعربي includes a selection of previously published instructions and over 70 newly commissioned artist instructions including those of Etel Adnan, Mona Hatoum, Susan Hefuna, Hassan Sharif and Rayyane Tabet that anyone can use to make a work of art. Essays by Kaelen Wilson-Goldie and Adila Laïdi-Hanieh and a conversation between co-curators Hoor Al Qasimi and Obrist contextualise the project and its 2016 iteration in Sharjah.
Join in, take part and collaborate as individuals, families, friends – as a community, together in do it بالعربي [in Arabic] – a new project organised by Sharjah Art Foundation. More than 60 artists from across the region have written instructions that anyone can use to make a new work of art.