Sharjah Art Foundation

Sharjah Biennial 15: Thinking Historically in the Present

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What happens to a Black body when it stops being weighed down by forces of oppression and is freed from gravity? Can the result be Black rhapsody? To find out, listen to Kambui Olujimi in conversation with SB15 curator Hoor Al Qasimi. At Sharjah, Olujimi installed an immersive, site-specific work called In The Dark, We Lose Our Edges (2023) comprising sculpture, sound and painting. The installation references colonial printing processes, Congolese masks and mazes with many routes, to propose the ways in which bodies might defy gravity and take flight. Olujimi’s works are on view at The Flying Saucer till 11 June 2023. Press play to learn more about Olujimi’s practice, process and SB15 project as well as what makes his work speak to our current time and place. To receive updates about the 15th Sharjah Biennial and the Sharjah Art Foundation’s year-round programme, follow us on Instagram @sharjahart.

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