Sharjah Art Foundation

Sharjah Biennial 15: Thinking Historically in the Present

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Ramadan Nights, journaling workshop, 2023, Sharjah art foundation.

Session Description

Enhance the Creative Process with Archival Materials
In collaboration with the Sharjah Documentation and Archives Authority (SDAA)

Ages 11–15

Date: Saturday, 6 May 2023
Timings: 10:00 am–12:00 pm
Location: Collections Building, Arts Square, Sharjah
Languages: English and Arabic

Learn about archives with specialists from the Sharjah Documentation and Archives Authority, following in the footsteps of SB15 artist John Akomfrah, who draws on history and archival footage as background for his work. Discover photos of old Sharjah and newspaper archives, and learn how cultural and historical events are preserved and documented. Finally, recreate old posters, drawings or photographs through your own sketches or drawings.


Registration for this session has closed.

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This event is free and open to the public. All materials are provided by Sharjah Art Foundation.