Sharjah Art Foundation

From 9 to 12 March 2023

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Sunny Lane (Sonnenallee)

Karim Aïnouz
2011

Super 8 to digital, colour
12 minutes
Film still
Commissioned by Sharjah Art Foundation

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Wanted (Al-Hareb)

Ali Essafi
2011

Morocco/UAE
Digital video, colour
20 minute
Arabic and French with English subtitles
Film still
Commissioned by Sharjah Art Foundation, still, courtesy of the artist

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Short Scenes from a Long Marriage (Lahathat Qasira men Zawaj Taweel)

Rania Attieh and Daniel Garcia
2011

HD video, colour/black & white
12 minutes
Film still
Image courtesy of the Artists
Commissioned by Sharjah Art Foundation

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Traitors (Khawana), 2011

Sean Gullette
Traitors (Khawana), 2011
USA/Morocco/UAE
HD video, colour
31 minutes
Arabic and French, with English subtitles
Film still
Commissioned by Sharjah Art Foundation

Overview

Sharjah Art Foundation in collaboration with Abu Dhabi Art will present four films originally commissioned for Sharjah Biennial 10 at Manarat Al Saadiyat from 7―10, November. For Sharjah Biennial 10, filmmakers were invited to create short films inspired by the Biennial’s title Plot for a Biennial, and the key words that constituted its conceptual framework: treason, affiliation, corruption, necessity, devotion, disclosure, translation and insurrection. The resulting films presented a range of evocative and powerful responses to the curatorial vision underpinning the Biennial.

Since 2003, Sharjah Biennial has commissioned and produced numerous video works and films. Some of these, such as the ones featured in this series, were conceived in the format of conventional films, while others were designed as large-scale or multi-screen installations. Several of these works have become a part of international permanent collections, and many of the films from the recent Biennial have gone on to win awards at film festivals around the world.

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