128 pages, 46 visuals
16.5 x 11.5 cm
English and Arabic
Published by Sharjah Art Foundation, 2019
This exhibition booklet is a record of Surface Tension, an exhibition that features works in video, painting, drawing and sculpture that explore ‘surface’ as a dynamic interface between artists and their surroundings.
Although the notion of surface can conjure associations with the inconsequential or the everyday, the slick or the superficial, the works in this exhibition play on these associations in order to elaborate on knowledge, relationships and informal gestures that yield aesthetic insight or meaningful social innovation. The artists foreground synthetic materials and formal artifice in order to engage deeply with their surroundings and explore new dimensions of collective experience.
Surface Tension includes works by Mohammad Al Faraj, Minam Apang, Dale Harding, Mire Lee, Randa Maroufi and Dala Nasser and was curated by Ryan Inouye.