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Sharjah Biennale 13, 2017

5 Teile, Oktober 2016 - Oktober 2017

Ausstellungen, Programme, Projekte in Sharjah, Beirut, Dakar, Ramallah, Istanbul

Hauptausstellung und -programm in
Sharjah, Vereinigte Arabische Emirate:
12. März - 12. Juni 2017
Eröffnungsprogramm: 10. - 14. März

Präsidentin und Direktorin der
Sharjah Art Foundation: Hoor Al Qasimi

Kuratorin: Christine Tohmé

Über 60 Teilnehmer

Das erste von vier Off-site Projekten der Sharjah Biennale 13:

Vive l’Indépendance de l’Eau
[Lang lebe die Unabhängigkeit des Wassers]

8. – 9. Januar 2017
Université Cheikh Anta Diop, Salle Atelier UCAD II, Dakar, Senegal

SB13 Kuratorin Christine Tohmé hat den Künstler Kader Attia eingeladen, als Interlocutor zum Stichwort "Wasser" zu recherchieren und einen Dialog zu führen. Attia hat Workshops, Symposien und Performances organisiert, in denen diverse Aspekte von "Wasser" theoretisch und künstlerisch erkundet werden.
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[Translate to DE:] Vive l’Indépendance de l’Eau


Mapping the Stages of SB13

Sharjah Biennale 13 mit dem Titel Tamawuj *), kuratiert von Christine Tohmé, umfasst 5 Teilen, die von Oktober 2016 bis Oktober 2017 stattfinden. Dazu gehören Ausstellungen und öffentliche Programme in zwei Akten in Sharjah und Beirut; ein einjähriges Bildungsprogramm in Sharjah; Projekte in Dakar, Ramallah, Istanbul und Beirut sowie eine Online-Plattform.

15. Oktober 2016:
Start der SB13 School, einjähriges Bildungsprogramm in Sharjah
Start der digitalen Rechercheplattform mit dem Titel chip-ship

8. / 9.Januar 2017:
Vive l’Indépendance de l’Eau [Lang lebe die Unabhängigkeit des Wassers]
Off-site Projekt in Dakar, Senegal. Interlocutor: Kader Attia

10. - 14. März 2017:
Eröffnung der Sharjah Biennale 13 Akt I mit der SB13 Ausstellung und Programm in Sharjah. Die Ausstellung dauert bis 12. Juni 2017.

13. Mai 2017:
Off-site Projekt in Istanbul (zum Thema Nutzpflanzen)

10. August 2017:
Off-site project in Ramallah (around the theme of earth)

15. Oktober 2017:
Off-site Projekt in Beirut (zum Thema Kochen)

19. Oktober 2017:
Sharjah Biennale 13 Akt II kulminiert in Ausstellungen und Programmen in Beirut

SB13 curator, Christine Tohme, draws on her informal networks and personal bonds to critically rethink the role of the biennial. Rearranging and expanding Sharjah Biennial’s structure—both in terms of time and space—Tohme questions the format of large-scale, centralised exhibitions with a vision that is dynamic, discursive and locally rooted. Her vital interventions take place against the backdrop of infrastructural fragility within regional institutions, and channel friendships and collaborations—a practicality which has been necessary for the survival of many art landscapes, institutions and individuals.

Underway since the launch in October 2016 of SB13 School, a yearlong educational programme focusing on local infrastructures and empowering various communities in western, central and eastern Sharjah, and chip-ship, a web-based collaborative research platform with programmes running through October 2017, Tamawuj extends far beyond Act I in Sharjah (March 10–June 12, 2017). Tohme draws on Sharjah’s unique positioning in the region in order to expand the biennial through various nodes, inviting four "interlocutors" to create varied permutations of artistic conversation and production across four other sites: Dakar, Senegal; Ramallah, Palestine; Istanbul, Turkey; and Beirut, Lebanon.

These localities were selected not for their geopolitical attributes, but rather for the long-standing affiliations, as well as the common history and vision Tohme shares with the interlocutors. These four actors will each envision and conceive a different programme, rooted in their local context and engaging with a particular keyword, to which a body of researchers, artists and thinkers will also respond.

The thematic focus of SB13 is grounded in the four keywords water, crops, earth and culinary, which form the foundations of social interaction and exchange. Between January 8 and 9, 2017, artist Kader Attia will launch the first off-site project around water in Dakar, a workshop taking place at the Cheikh Anta Diop University (UCAD); curator Zeynep Oz will lead the Istanbul programme related to crops (May 13, 2017); curator Lara Khalidi will address the subject of earth in Ramallah (August 10, 2017); and Ashkal Alwan will organise the closing Act II of the biennial alongside a project around the keyword of the culinary, both in Beirut (October 15, 2017).

Just as the thematic keywords are porous and feed into one another, SB13 places researchers and interlocutors in conversation with one another, and with Sharjah. Its multi-city, multi-part programmes are envisaged as infrastructures to channel knowledge transmission and information sharing between artists, curators, editors, researchers and the general public. This fluidity of knowledge irrigates new, enduring terrains of collaboration and references the threefold meaning of Tamawuj: a rising and falling in waves; a flowing, swelling, surging or fluctuation; and a wavy, undulating appearance, outline or form. The talks, performance and film programmes will be released at a later stage.

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Sharjah Biennale Eröffnungstage

Sharjah Biennial opening week programme in 2017 will begin with the professional preview on March 10, followed by the evening Opening Gala Dinner and Biennial Awards ceremony on March 11. The full schedule of events from March 10–14 will include performances, films, lectures, and the annual March Meeting, featuring presentations by artists, art professionals and institutions focused around the main curatorial framework of SB13.

March Meeting 2017 Ausschreibung

In conjunction with SB13’s opening week, SAF will host the tenth annual March Meeting (March 10–14, 2017). SAF is pleased to announce an open call for participants to correspond to a series of talks, keynote lectures and performances.

SAF welcomes applications from artists, writers and researchers working on topics related to SB13’s conceptual framework. Interested parties should submit a text or image-based proposal related to their existing research or practice, alongside the completed application form, to marchmeeting(at)sharjahart.org by January 10, 2017.

Um Aktualisierungen des SB13 Programms zu erhalten, schreiben Sie an register(at)sharjahart.org

(Aus Presseinformationen, Dezember 2016.
Abbildung: Mapping the Stages of SB13, von Nancy Naser Aldeen)



Die Sharjah Biennale wird von der Sharjah Art Foundation veranstaltet, die der Bevölkerung von Sharjah, der Vereinigten Arabischen Emirate und der Region ein weites Spektrum an Programmen zeitgenössischer Kunst und Kultur bietet.

Seit 1993 hat die Sharjah Biennale großformatige Installationen im öffentlichen Raum, Performances und Filme in Auftrag gegeben und damit Kunstschaffenden aus der Region und anderen Teilen der Welt eine international anerkannte Plattform für Ausstellungen und Experimente ermöglicht.

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Sharjah Art Foundation: Alyazeyah Al Reyaysa
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Christine Tohmé

Die vier Interlocutors:
Der Künstler Kader Attia; die Kuratorinnen Lara Khaldi und Zeynep Oz; die Lebanese Association for Plastic Arts, Ashkal Alwan

Siehe auch zu Sharjah in UiU

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