Sharjah Art Foundation

Sharjah Biennial 16

Sharjah, United Arab Emirates
6 Febuary — 15 June 2025


Image courtesy of Chafa Ghaddar, 2024


Paper as Skin, Paper as Space
With Chafa Ghaddar
Ages 18+

Date: Saturday, 13 July 2024
Timings: 10:00 am–2:00 pm
Location: Sharjah Art Institute, Arts Square, Sharjah
Language: English

Physical Disability Hearing Impairment

Explore the dynamic interplay between drawing and paper in this immersive workshop inspired by the exhibition Drawing Time: Duets. Delve into the historical and contemporary significance of this relationship through guided activities, discussions and experimentation, deepening your appreciation for the symbiotic bond between the art form and its medium. Engage in writing exercises, hands-on exploration and analysis of case studies to uncover the nuances of mark-making, materials and techniques. Gain insights into the diverse ways artists manipulate surfaces using scratching, coffee, ballpoint pen, gold pigment and graphite. Discover how these elements convey notions of time, trace and space, enriching your understanding of drawing's expressive potential.


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Drawing Time: Duets brings to life an expansive history of drawing through rarely seen works from the Sharjah Art Foundation Collection, which collectively explore the concept of the double or the pair.

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