Art Reincarnate

Which one of these images is Kazuyo Sejima +Ryue Nishizawa’s work Bubble (2013)

Medium Hint: Acrylic, aluminum and steel

The Japanese duo have been known as SANAA since 1995

Images by Zeina

Thilo Frank Germany Infinite Rock 2013 mixed media, steel, aluminum, fabric, glass mirrors, wood, rope, light.
Images by Therese Thilo Frank Germany Infinite Rock 2013 mixed media, steel, aluminum, fabric, glass mirrors, wood, rope, light.
Images by Therese

Thilo Frank
Infinite Rock
mixed media, steel, aluminum, fabric, glass mirrors, wood, rope, light.

Images by Therese

Art Reincarnate

Which one of these images is Carsten Höller’s Random Rolling Cylinder (2013)

Medium Hint: Aluminum, steel, rubber, electric motor, paint and florescent lights.

Images by Petra

Things we miss about Sharjah:

EMO love

Sunset at the grounds of Sharjah Biennial 11 , the heritage area.

John Akomfrah and David Lawson from Smoking Dogs Films / Black Audio Film Collective(Right) arriving at the Sharjah Art Foundation offices, the eve of the opening, meets Khavn de la Cruz (Left), one of the curators of the film program.

John’s video “The Unfinished Conversation” will be screened at the Collections Building

The film programme will be screened at the New Spaces’ outdoors theater..

In this installment of Courtyard Conversations Lamia Joreige talks about the relation of previous work “Objects of War” to her current projects “Under-Writing Beirut Mathaf”, on site at the Sharjah Biennial 11.

Joreige talks about archive, disappearance, and the dialogue between individual to collective memory.

Introduces her coming work “The Living is Easy”, a film project.

بعض أعمال فنيه للفنانه اللبنانبه لمياء جريج

تحت عنوان تتريس بيروت متحف

بينالي الشارقه11

مؤسسه الشارقه للفنون

image by Esraa

Magical lights and colours at Fadl Abadi’s space,

calligraphy square.

full interview with Abadi about the concepts behind this work will follow soon.

image by Zedan

Lucia Koch’s installation, the final stages

image by Therese

Preview event: Talk with curatior Yuko Hasegawa and SB11 artists Ernesto Neto and Francis Alys

I. The Sharjah Biennial organized its second artist talk in the week leading up to the opening of the 11th Biennial. Biennial curator Yuko Hasegawa moderated a panel discussion with Brazilian sculptor Ernesto Neto and artist Francis Alys. The artists discussed the progress of their works, as well as their relation to this year’s biennial theme “Re-emerge: towards a new cultural cartography”. The talk was in neighboring emirate, Dubai, at warehouse space-turned-art-venue “Traffic”. 


Hasegawa, Alys and Nesto on the panel


II. Biennial curator Yuko Hasewaga started off the event by introducing the curatorial concept [ courtyards ] : a space whose meanings shape not only the works themselves, but the physical setting they occupy . Hasegawa discussed the initial reflections from which the idea was conceived, and its central role in fashioning the grounds of the biennial, which is in the process of inaugurating several new spaces on the premises. 

The biennial takes place entirely in one of Sharjah’s “old” neighborhoods, complete with traditional Emirati architecture, in which the courtyard, and the culture and practices it produces as a creative space are evoked. 

As the “new (art) spaces” are erected by the Sharjah Art Foundation in the heart of the intertwining paths of the old city, a compelling dialogue between the traditional and modern spaces flourishes. 


One of the Heritage area’s traditional courtyards, currently hosting the work of Carlos Amorales


Sharjah Art foundation, creating New Courtyards as art spaces. Currently exhibiting Shiro Tatakani’s Composition

IV.  Keeping with his Community aided interventions, Alys’ “Don’t cross the bridge until you get to the river” evolves to epic proportions.


Alys talks about his current project, and breaking with previous approaches - tackling  geo-political issues more directly. 

V. Neto: “I wanted to make something that looks like human flesh”


ERNESTO NETO talking about the development of his sculptures leading to the present sculpture/installation which was commissioned for Sharjah Biennial 11: "While culture moves us apart, nature brings us together"


Anonymous asked:

In what ways is being at Sharjah Art Foundation, and your involvement in the Biennial whilst it's unfolding, influencing you as Artists?


Lobna: Because we get to work with several different artists, we get to try out many different media and forms, and also be involved in different parts of the process in the creation of one work. We also get to enter the spaces and see the minds of arists who work totally differently- whether performance or exhibitions or sound/video- and very different styles of exhibition. So its a peek into such a diverse array of styles and process, that makes me feel more comfortable with my own processes, and gives me confidence to try out media and forms I would not have considered before.

Therese: The experience gets me close to the artist, that way I get an idea of how they think, it gives me experince with using and experimenting with different mediums.


Zeina: It has reassured me in many ways to see established artists face the same issues in their process as me, both technically and conceptually. I am also getting more comfortable with the idea of experimenting with different mediums.

Wael Shawky’s Dictums 10:120 , performance rehearsal in the New Spaces

image by Esraa

In progress: Sharjah Foundation staff, the work by Superflex, on Bank street.

The installation will include objects which the community described as important to them, and will come from different places, cultures, to build different meanings, and evoke memories.

image by Esraa