Overview

Speaking of Art, the official podcast of Sharjah Art Foundation, brings together a diverse range of perspectives on contemporary art from Asia, Africa and around the world.

Hosted by Hoor Al Qasimi, Director of the Foundation, the show features in-depth conversations with some of the most prominent artists and curators practising today, exploring the impact of their work on our current moment as well as its historical significance.

Each episode is accompanied by a short video, titled Backstory, which delves into the story behind an artwork, including its conception, context and meaning in the world.
Tune in between December 2023 and April 2024 to hear fortnightly episodes on the life and work of Lubaina Himid, Magda Stawarska, Gavin Jantjes, Henok Melkamzer and Lala Rukh as well as insights into The Casablanca Art School.

Speaking of Art is available on Apple, Spotify, Anghami, or wherever you get your podcasts.
Backstory is also available to view on YouTube.


EPISODE 01
THE DIASPORIC IMAGINATION

EPISODE 02
BACKSTORY: LEAVE TO COOL

EPISODE 03
LUBAINA HIMID AND MAGDA STAWARSKA: SYNCHRONICITIES

EPISODE 04
BACKSTORY: ZANZIBAR

EPISODE 05
GAVIN JANTJES: AGENT OF CHANGE

EPISODE 06
BACKSTORY: UNTITLED (FROM THE ZULU SERIES)

EPISODE 07
HENOK MELKAMZER: TELSEM AND ETHIOPIAN MODERNITY

EPISODE 08
BACKSTORY: A PAINTING BY HENOK MELKAMZER

EPISODE 09
LALA RUKH: THE KNOWN AND THE UNKNOWN

EPISODE 10
BACKSTORY: RIVER IN AN OCEAN

Sunday 1.03.2020

Saturday 9.09.2023

Friday 1.03.2024

March Meeting 2024: The Catalytic Power of Collectives

March Meeting 2024: The Catalytic Power of Collectives

Panel

Ivet Ćurlin (Artistic Director, Kunsthalle Wien and member, What, How & for Whom); Sofia Villena Araya, Deniz Kirkali, Amelie Wedel (topsoil); Mirwan Andan (ruangrupa)
Moderator: Amal Khalaf (Director, Cubitt; Curator at Large, Public Practice, Serpentine and Sharjah Biennial 16 co-curator)


Khalid Bin Mohammed School

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