March Meeting: Active Forms
16.5 x 11.5 cm
English and Arabic
262 pages, 51 visuals
Published by Sharjah Art Foundation, 2018
This publication accompanies the annual March Meeting sessions organised by Sharjah Art Foundation. It presents a programme of events and activities for March Meeting 2018 (17–19 March) that coincide with the opening of the foundation’s spring exhibitions. March Meeting provides an opportunity to collectively examine practices in art, writing, film, music, performance and architecture. The 2018 edition explores issues of resistance through consideration of organising as a primary act and condition for artistic and cultural production. The aim is to examine practices that extend and intensify engagement with present and past knowledges of resistance. The programme also seeks to investigate the relationship between recognisable forms, such as projects, exhibitions and conferences, and the surrounding informality from which these events emerge.
Parallel to March Meeting 2018, the exhibition Active Forms features works from the Sharjah Art Foundation Collection by artists John Akomfrah, Basma Alsharif, Halil Altındere, Bahar Behbahani, Simone Fattal, Hazem Harb, Gulnara Kasmalieva and Muratbek Djumaliev, Maha Maamoun, Almagul Menlibayeva, Naeem Mohaiemen, Magdi Mostafa, Raeda Saadeh, Sharif Waked and Abdul Hay Mosallam Zarara.