Publication Details

ISBN 978-3-96098-801-4
Hassan Sharif: I Am The Single Work Artist
17 x 24 cm
English and Arabic
320 pages, 250 visuals
Published by Sharjah Art Foundation and Koenig Books, London, 2020


Hassan Sharif: I Am The Single Work Artist began as the largest exhibition of the artist’s work staged across Sharjah Art Foundation’s venues in 2017-18, curated by Hoor Al Qasimi. The European tour of this retrospective has been organised in collaboration with KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin and Malmö Konsthall, Malmö, Sweden.

This namesake publication presents the Foundation’s research into Sharif’s multidisciplinary practice. It includes lost works, original English translations from his journalistic and experimental writings alongside archival materials from ephemeral exhibitions and happenings as well as dialogues and reflections by Sharif’s contemporaries in the UAE. It is not a typical exhibition catalogue or a chronological book, but an experimental work that reflects Sharif’s practice and weaves a personal narrative from the various threads of his career. The publication serves as a vital resource for scholarly and curatorial interest in contemporary art practice, and as a reference for how cultural ideas travel and, in the process, are transformed.

The publication is edited by Hoor Al Qasimi and published by Sharjah Art Foundation and Koenig Books, London.

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