Publication Details

March Meeting 2012: Working with Artists and Audiences on Commissions and Residencies
ISBN 978-9948-22-126-5
Edited by Anne Barlow
594 pages, 91 visuals
20 x 13 cm
English and Arabic
Cover Art: Foujaira, Ziad Antar, 2010
Published by Sharjah Art Foundation, 2015


‘What are the future possibilities for commissions and residencies when considered in the context of broader developments in artistic practice, the increasingly uneven and shifting nature of funding, and the needs and expectations of artists, institutions and audiences?’

Anne Barlow

This publication attempts to address the question posed above through the documentation of selected panels and presentations from March Meeting 2012. In addition to the documentation of key sessions and conversations from the annual event in Sharjah, the publication also includes commissioned texts that explore the topic of residencies and commissions and why they continue to remain a critical part of the cultural landscape.

Texts by Hoor Al Qasimi, Anne Barlow, Salah Hassan, Abdellah Karroum, Omar Kholeif, James Lingwood, Daniela Perez, and more.