Hassan Sharif: I Am The Single Work Artist
16.5 x 11.5 cm
English and Arabic
444 pages, 364 visuals
Published by Sharjah Art Foundation, 2017
This booklet is a record of Sharjah Art Foundation’s major retrospective exhibition of the work of artist Hassan Sharif, who is considered one of the pioneers of conceptual and experimental art in the region. The exhibition includes Hassan Sharif’s diverse body of work from the early 1970s to 2016. It encompasses Sharif’s early newspaper caricature and comic strip drawings, ‘semi-system’ works, performances, paintings and ‘urban archaeology’ objects. This retrospective is the culmination of Sharif’s long and storied history with the Emirate of Sharjah, where he first began staging interventions and exhibitions of contemporary art.