Heritages, 2013

Saâdane Afif
Heritages, 2013
Thirty arish (palm leaf) chairs and vinyl wall text
Courtesy of the artist and Mehdi Chouakri
Supported by Institute Français
Commissioned by Sharjah Art Foundation


Saâdane Afif’s commissioned writers and musicians to respond to his work, in a critique of artistic authorship.

His recent exhibitions include solo presentations at Museum für Moderne Kunst, Frankfurt, Germany (2012); Ludlow 38, New York (2012); Centre Pompidou, Paris, France (2010) and Witte de With Center for Contemporary Art, Rotterdam, the Netherlands (2008).

Group shows include La Maison Rouge, Paris (2012); Mori Art Museum, Tokyo, Japan (2011); Beirut Art Center, Lebanon (2011) and Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris (2010).

This person was part of Sharjah Biennial 11


Afif, Saâdane


The title of this project is Heritages; the plural form underlines the different layers present, since the project materialises a bridge between tradition and modernity in the context of the United Arab Emirates today.